ALDOT: Widening of I-20 lanes in Cleburne County should be done before 2014
by Laura Camper
news@cleburnenews.com
Sep 06, 2013 | 3660 views |  0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend | print
One leg of the widening of Interstate 20 through Cleburne County should be wrapping up before the end of the year.

Rebecca White, spokeswoman for the Alabama Department of Transportation, said the addition of a third lane on I-20 between mile markers 208 and 211 should be finished this fall. ALDOT defines fall as October, November and December, she said.

The work started in December 2011, White said.

As of today after 6 p.m., westbound traffic along that 2-mile stretch will be routed to the finished outside lanes, White said. Next Friday, weather permitting, traffic in the eastbound lanes will be routed to the completed outside lanes, she added.

Between Monday and Sept. 15, commuters may also find the eastbound ramps closed for repaving, White said.

The construction on the 2-mile stretch should come in at a total of about $17 million, said DeJarvis Leonard, division engineer for ALDOT.

Work continues on the 4.3-mile section of the interstate between exit 205 at Alabama 46 and mile marker 209 west of the Tallapoosa River, White said. Officials expect the project to finish in the spring of 2015, she said.

Leonard said ALDOT also will add a third lane in a new section of I-20 beginning next summer. That project, from east of Cleburne County Road 49 near the 210 mile marker to the Alabama-Georgia state line, should be bid out in fiscal year 2015, White said.

Staff writer Laura Camper: 256-235-3545. On Twitter @LCamper_Star.



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