• June 25th, 2021

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WTVM) – As people get ready to travel for the July 4th holiday, the Alabama Department of Transportation and the Alabama Road Builders Association want you to know about a new state law. The fine for any moving traffic violation committed in a construction zone will result in a $250 fine, or double […]

  • September 11th, 2020

Title 23, United States Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), 23 CFR 646.208 establishes funding for the elimination of hazards at public rail-highway grade crossings. The intent of this program and application is to reduce rail-highway grade crossing fatalities and incidents. The program is a cooperative effort between the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Alabama Department […]

  • July 11th, 2019

The Alabama Department of Transportation is expanding its traffic monitoring system and making big upgrades its app, all to make sure your drive to work goes even smoother. ALDOT opened its Traffic Management Center in Montgomery in October 2016. At that time it was in operation for 12 hours at a time, five days a […]

  • June 26th, 2019

The Alabama Department of Transportation is expanding its ASAP program. ASAP stands for for Alabama Service and Assistance Patrol. It’s a free service where a truck is sent out to help with crashes, disabled vehicles, or any other obstruction that slows traffic flow. The goal is to minimize interstate traffic congestion and assist motorists with […]

  • April 16th, 2019

News of Monday’s morning’s death inside an Alabama construction zone saddened Ann Barlow. “Oh no that’s horrible. I’m sorry to hear that,” Barlow told WBRC outside a state rest stop along I-20/59 in Tuscaloosa. She traveled through at least one work zone on her way to Birmingham from Mississippi. “It’s chaotic and you don’t know […]

  • April 18th, 2018

The Alabama Department of Transportation is working to protect motorists and minimize traffic congestion in the case of a crash, stalled vehicle or unsafe road conditions along Interstate 65 in the Montgomery area through the Alabama Service and Assistance Patrol (ASAP). ASAP is focused on minimizing traffic congestion and helping stranded motorist get to a […]

  • April 5th, 2018

Should trouble arise, interstate motorists in the Tuscaloosa area now have a free helping hand courtesy of the Alabama Department of Transportation. The aid is coming from ALDOT’s Alabama Service and Assistance Patrol (ASAP) program, which is now available to Interstate 20/59 drivers in the 18-mile stretch between the exits for Interstate 359 and Mercedes-Benz […]

  • October 30th, 2017

The next evolution of driving is coming to Tuscaloosa, Ala. In a partnership with the Alabama Department of Transportation, the University of Alabama is funding the installation of technology that will, ultimately, pave the way for automated driving. Bharat Balasubramanian, executive director of The University of Alabama’s Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies and a former head […]