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Re: Alabama
« Reply #675 on: December 22, 2022, 10:45:16 AM »

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Re: Alabama
« Reply #676 on: December 22, 2022, 01:55:51 PM »

I wonder what is causing ALDOT to post more of these unsigned state routes? AL 4 in Birmingham, and AL 15 in Andalusia.
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Re: Alabama
« Reply #677 on: December 24, 2022, 10:31:03 PM »

https://maps.app.goo.gl/woyspBvyey9o3aTU8?g_st=ic

Why is Baldwin CR-27 still posted with AL-181 at the south terminus with US-98? Was this a “let it stay until the new number becomes standard” and they forgot to take it down? I know CR-27 still exists north of US-31 but is it still secret co-signed with AL-181?

On a related note, AL-181 got new pavement with slightly wider lanes from the future end of the 4 lane section south of AL-104 down to at least CR-44 so I guess the expansion of AL-181 will cease for the foreseeable future. The current 4 lane project is classic ALDOT taking forever to complete. I think the new Publix at AL-104 is long finished but you can’t get to into it along AL-181 due to construction so it still hasn’t opened.
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Re: Alabama
« Reply #678 on: December 26, 2022, 12:55:11 AM »

Looks like a 1.5 mile section of the new US-98 opened to traffic a few days ago between Newburn Road and Lott Road as per this tweet from the ALDOT Southwest Region Twitter: . As for the rest of the 2-lane new US-98 it should open by early 2024: All remaining projects not yet completed have been let and are under construction.
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Re: Alabama
« Reply #679 on: December 26, 2022, 09:37:21 PM »

Traveling from Orlando to Birmingham today, I noticed these signs at the US-280/US-231/AL-21 interchange in Sylacauga. My pic today didn’t come out good so street view it is

https://maps.app.goo.gl/nGwNBUEPBvPP9QLj7?g_st=ic

I assume the plastered dual shields were from a contractor error as the sign originally just had AL-21 on it. US-231 has always headed south to Montgomery from US-280 at this point correct?
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Re: Alabama
« Reply #680 on: December 26, 2022, 10:33:09 PM »

I assume the plastered dual shields were from a contractor error as the sign originally just had AL-21 on it. US-231 has always headed south to Montgomery from US-280 at this point correct?

Post-bypass, yes (which appears to have been completed in the late 1970s per ALDOT maps).  Though it's worth noting that US 231 did not exist north of Montgomery until ca. 1952, and US 280 wasn't created until the following year.  Prior to both, there was a US 241 that existed along a Dothan-Phenix City-Sylacauga-Anniston-Gadsden-Guntersville-Huntsville-north into TN routing.
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Re: Alabama
« Reply #681 on: December 29, 2022, 01:46:35 PM »

I assume the plastered dual shields were from a contractor error as the sign originally just had AL-21 on it. US-231 has always headed south to Montgomery from US-280 at this point correct?

Post-bypass, yes (which appears to have been completed in the late 1970s per ALDOT maps).  Though it's worth noting that US 231 did not exist north of Montgomery until ca. 1952, and US 280 wasn't created until the following year.  Prior to both, there was a US 241 that existed along a Dothan-Phenix City-Sylacauga-Anniston-Gadsden-Guntersville-Huntsville-north into TN routing.

Good deal, thanks.

Last note from my traveling, these signs at Exit 100 on I-20/59 have been changed from the old original Abernant/Bucksville which are both ghost communities for all accounts to simply Lake View which was incorporated 10-15 years ago.

Original:missing exit tab
https://maps.app.goo.gl/4JpoTAZbQPCEP5X7A?g_st=ic

New:
https://maps.app.goo.gl/rkhmUpAYDajjXGm77?g_st=ic

Still no mention of AL-216 West beginning here as there would have been room for it. AL-216 is one of the official alternate routes for Alabama home football games and a temporary sign is put up on Saturday’s.

New Clearview signage has been put up at Exit 104 and Exit 106/I-459 as well. The ones they replaced were beyond faded so I guess they are a improvement technically.
 
These had some weird font for the numbers. They were put up when the freeway was expanded to 3 lanes 15 years ago and replaced the original signs that were installed when I-459 was completed.
https://maps.app.goo.gl/GMp8eKL286Fr8YSZ7?g_st=ic

New:
https://maps.app.goo.gl/tmbVkz6MBFiFrtWg9?g_st=ic
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Re: Alabama
« Reply #682 on: January 16, 2023, 09:26:49 AM »

Noticed a lot of BGS re-signing along I-65, south of Alabaster to Clanton this weekend.

It's Clearview but it looks half decent (shields were the correct font, spacing wasn't wacky).
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Re: Alabama
« Reply #684 on: February 06, 2023, 12:20:24 AM »

https://alletting.dot.state.al.us/WEBPROPS/2023/20230224/NTC_February_24_2023_all.html Two bottleneck fixes on this month's letting:
Call #1 Lauderdale county BUILD grant job will add one lane in each direction to US-72/43 on the outside and add a shared use path in the project limits. Currently US-72/43 is 6-lanes from SR-133 to Bailey Springs Road and from Sky Park Road to the US-43 split off from US-72, but is only 4 lanes between those two 6-lane sections. The BUILD grant covers the aformentioned 4-lane section. Unlike the Ross Clark or McFarland projects there does not seem to be any access management done at all, not even J-turns.

Call #33 in Autauga County is the second half of the US-82 duplication to dual carriageway between SR-14 and US-31. Streetview imagery from December 2022 shows the new westbound carriageway ready to traffic to be moved onto it in a temporary 2-lane configuration. This contract shifts traffic onto the new westbound carriageway so the old bridges over Autauga Creek and Autauga Northern Railroad can be demolished and rebuilt to carry eastbound traffic. The old 2-lane road will get shoulder widening and left/right turn lanes and be converted into the new eastbound carriageway. Now I'm not sure why the initial 2-lane sections between Gin Shop Hill Road and US-31 were not duplicated when the southeast section of the Prattville bypass was built in the 90's but at least its getting done now (Gin Shop Hill Road to SR-14 was duplicated around 2013/2014 ish).

Welcome Center replacement on I-65 (the one that made headlines with the upcoming removal of the rocket there) is call #19 on this letting.

Everything else is just routine maintenance across the state, a turn lane here and there, and adding open graded friction course to more of I-459 near Trussville and I-65 near Clanton.
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