Interstate Completion Watchlist

The often delayed interchange between Interstate 65 and the new Interstate 22 in north Birmingham is finally nearing completion. Although now 18 months behind schedule from the October 2014 target date, final paving along the two mile stretch between Coalburg Road and I-65 should be finished by June. A video story on the project: Finishing touches on I-22 in Birmingham Section 5 of Interstate 69 will be substantially complete by [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:19:30-05:00April 8th, 2016|Alabama, Indiana, Interstate Highways, North Carolina|0 Comments

Mid-South Road Trip – May 19 – Pensacola, FL to Shreveport, LA

Took Interstate 10 westbound from Northwest Florida to Lake Charles, Louisiana, then U.S. 171 north to Shreveport. Redocumented all of I-10 west to Lafayette, all of I-12 west, Interstates 110 and 210. Took new coverage of I-10 west to Lake Charles and all of U.S. 171 north toward Shreveport as well as photographing the south ends of U.S. 165 and 171. The first construction of note on the day is [...]

Indiana-Michigan Trip Day 1 (Montgomery, AL to Cincinnati, OH)

It was that time of the year again, for us to embark on another AARoads trip specifically to document roads. This year's trip focused on finishing what we started in November 2009, with a return trip to Indiana and Michigan for the purpose of driving the remaining Interstates that we did not cover two years prior. Day 1 took us northward from Alabama to Cincinnati, Ohio. The day started out [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:20:19-05:00November 10th, 2011|Alabama, Highways, Interstate Highways, Kentucky, Tennessee|0 Comments

Going Mobile

Working on another overhaul of our Mobile, Alabama area guides to coincide with an overall update for our Baldwin County ones. Getting to here quite often leads to our noticing of several small changes to signs and roads. Our latest round of updates reflects some of these... The latest Clearview sign to appear on a Mobile area Interstate, this of a westbound mileage sign posted along Interstate 10 [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:20:20-05:00February 11th, 2011|Alabama, Highways, Interstate Highways, U. S. Highways|0 Comments

WV-OH-KY Trip – Day 6 (Columbia, SC to Montgomery, AL)

Started the final day of the trip in Cayce, South Carolina. Began by poking around downtown Columbia briefly before heading west to Saluda, SC and Athens, GA. Ended up back in Atlanta and took Interstate 20 west to Birmingham and then south on I-65. Counter-intuitive shield assembly posted for South Carolina 12 along U.S. 21-176-321 (Huger Street) northbound in Columbia. South Carolina 12 follows a one-way street [...]

WV-OH-KY Trip – Day 1 (Dothan, AL through Canton, GA)

Road news and notes from the first day of a six-day drive from the Gulf Coast to Cleveland and back. Traveling the Ross Clark Circle around Dothan, pictured here is the approach of the U.S. 84 west and U.S. 431 northbound split. The city of Dothan has sought a freeway for years, but none remains planned. The circle is typical of an older bypass around an Alabaman [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:20:25-05:00October 5th, 2010|Alabama, Georgia, Interstate Highways, U. S. Highways|1 Comment

KY-IN-MI-OH Trip Day 1

Some notes from a recent five-day road trip from the Gulf Coast northward to Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Widening is currently underway along Interstate 65 in Montgomery, Alabama. This project totals 4.613 miles in length and focuses on replacing the original concrete surface with asphalt while expanding the previous four-lane freeway into six lanes overall. Work exists between U.S. 80 (Exit 167) and the Alabama River bridge. Overhead highway signs [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:20:48-05:00November 12th, 2009|Alabama, Indiana, Interstate Highways, Kentucky, Tennessee|4 Comments

South Alabama Road Notes

Some notes from a drive through South Alabama today: Recent construction on the next leg of Foley Beach Express' northward extension is already opened. The roadway stems north from Baldwin County 28 to Baldwin County 32. Signed as Baldwin County 83 and not the Foley Beach Express, the new four-lane highway travels 1.5 miles across Baldwin County 28 west to Baldwin County 32 opposite Lehman [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:20:48-05:00October 1st, 2009|Alabama|0 Comments

McDonald Road extension slated to open (Mobile, AL)

An extension of the Mobile County 39 (McDonald Road) divided highway constructed in the mid-2000s will take place on May 20, 2009. County Highway 39 was realigned eastward to meet Interstate 10 at a new six-ramp partial-cloverleaf interchange that opened January 12, 2005. Presently the four-lane road ends at U.S. 90 by Irvington. Work began December 2007 on a $10.2 million extension of County Highway 39 from a folded-diamond interchange with U.S. [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:20:48-05:00May 11th, 2009|Alabama|1 Comment
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