• July 20th, 2022

Alabama’s first diverging diamond interchange is two years old, and state officials are praising it for improving safety through the heavily traveled Interstate 10 and Alabama State Route 181 interchange in Baldwin County. The interchange, according to the Alabama Department of Transportation, is creating fewer traffic delays and a continuous free flow of traffic. Read the […]

  • March 28th, 2022

MONTGOMERY — The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) and the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) are launching a campaign to promote safety along Alabama interstate highways. Roughly 13 percent of roadway fatalities occurred within Alabama in 2020 along interstate highways. As part of the campaign, additional ALEA Troopers will be assigned to specific locations along […]

  • November 10th, 2021

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) – The punishment for drivers who move recklessly through work zones has increased. The Alabama Department of Transportation launched a new campaign to make sure all drivers know a new law about driving through construction zones. Recent deaths of road workers along Alabama highways are a sober reminder that there is little […]

  • 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 […]