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Rothman

Quote from: froggie on April 18, 2024, 07:09:26 PMThe better question:  what magical pot of new money is ALDOT going to use to maintain all of their new responsibilities?  It's not like they're flush with cash...even if they drop some other routes as Alex implies.  4-lane roads and big bridges inherently cost more than 2-lane country roads...

If they're savvy, they'd hire a consultant to apply for and then do the subsequent reporting for one of the many discretionary grant programs...
Please note: All comments here represent my own personal opinion and do not reflect the official position(s) of NYSDOT.


freebrickproductions

Quote from: Alex on April 18, 2024, 02:50:28 PM
Quote from: HemiCRZ on April 18, 2024, 01:32:53 PMGov. Ivey has announced today that the State of Alabama is purchasing the Foley Beach Express toll bridge in Baldwin County for around $60 million. The entire beach express route from I-10 is now slated to become SR 161.

So SR 180 will be truncated west from the Foley Beach Express and replaced with an extension of SR 161. 26 miles of state maintained roads gained.

What is ALDOT going to truncate to offset that? They cut 32 miles in 2004 with the decommissioning of SR 112 but added 16 miles with the extension of SR 181.
The cut 3.8 miles from SR 180 in 2019 and dropped State Park Road 2 which was 3 miles long and SR 135 in 2016 which was 2.1 miles.

AL 62, maybe?
It's all fun & games until someone summons Cthulhu and brings about the end of the world.

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jaidenscott316

I-20 from Miles 130-132, 163-172, & 188-205 needs to be widened

jaidenscott316

Quote from: jaidenscott316 on June 15, 2024, 08:33:00 PMI-20 from Miles 130-132, 163-172, & 188-205 needs to be widened
Aswell as Miles 106-118 and from Tuscaloosa to the Mississippi State Line

Voyager75

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Quote from: freebrickproductions on April 19, 2024, 01:52:14 AM
Quote from: Alex on April 18, 2024, 02:50:28 PM
Quote from: HemiCRZ on April 18, 2024, 01:32:53 PMGov. Ivey has announced today that the State of Alabama is purchasing the Foley Beach Express toll bridge in Baldwin County for around $60 million. The entire beach express route from I-10 is now slated to become SR 161.

So SR 180 will be truncated west from the Foley Beach Express and replaced with an extension of SR 161. 26 miles of state maintained roads gained.

What is ALDOT going to truncate to offset that? They cut 32 miles in 2004 with the decommissioning of SR 112 but added 16 miles with the extension of SR 181.
The cut 3.8 miles from SR 180 in 2019 and dropped State Park Road 2 which was 3 miles long and SR 135 in 2016 which was 2.1 miles.

AL 62, maybe?

AL-59 could be truncated at I-65. North of there to Uriah is pretty sparse.


They began dismantling the Foley toll plaza early this morning. All the booths were gone as of early afternoon. I assume once the new southbound lanes and bridge is built they'll remove one of the 2 lane carriages for the mile long section that will be reduced to north bound only. No work has started on the north end yet where the southbound lanes split off to the west. The loop from the new bridge over AL-180 is well under way.

formulanone

I-65 southbound through Birmingham has been repaved with asphalt and is quite smooth. Northbound looks to be the same concrete surfaces for now.

My guess is that the construction crews didn't rip up the old concrete, but overlaid asphalt to have that done in just six weeks' time?

roadman65

https://maps.app.goo.gl/gCTkThfnFUkKvLH1A
I take this is ( or was) supposed to be a ramp to the proposed Northern Beltline that is being constantly scrapped?
Every day is a winding road, you just got to get used to it.

Sheryl Crowe

jdb1234

Quote from: roadman65 on June 25, 2024, 04:49:28 AMhttps://maps.app.goo.gl/gCTkThfnFUkKvLH1A
I take this is ( or was) supposed to be a ramp to the proposed Northern Beltline that is being constantly scrapped?

Yes.  From what I remember, there is a similar ramp on AL 75 where it would intersect the Northern Beltline.

The Ghostbuster

I strongly doubt Interstate 422 will ever be fully completed. Although funding appears to have possibly been secured for the US 31-to-AL 79, it probably will eventually be cancelled, since it would cost nearly 5.5 billion dollars to complete.

roadman65

Someone posted on US Highways or Freeway Jim on Social Media that the state DOT is again going to get the first segment of the long proposed Northern Beltline done.

Is there any truth to it or is it clickbait?
Every day is a winding road, you just got to get used to it.

Sheryl Crowe

froggie

Seems legit.  There's an al.com article about it, plus an extension to US 31.

clong

Quote from: formulanone on June 24, 2024, 09:23:10 PMI-65 southbound through Birmingham has been repaved with asphalt and is quite smooth. Northbound looks to be the same concrete surfaces for now.

My guess is that the construction crews didn't rip up the old concrete, but overlaid asphalt to have that done in just six weeks' time?

They started working on the concrete underneath in August 2023. The asphalt portion has gone pretty quickly, but not so much on the concrete rehab.

bdmoss88

The project to complete the US82 Gordo bypass has been let and has bids.

https://alletting.dot.state.al.us/WEBPROPS/2024/20240628/NTC_June_28_24.html#CALL003

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