ROADS/BRIDGES: Alabama I-22 project completion marked with ceremony

State and local officials joined to observe the finished $168 million connector to I-65

Highway Construction News AASHTO Journal June 27, 2016
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 Alabama I-22 project completion marked with ceremony

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley joined other state and local officials recently in Birmingham to mark the completion of the final section of Interstate 22, a 213-mile highway linking that city with Memphis, Tenn., along the US 78 corridor.


The governor and officials cut a ribbon for the I-22 Interchange at I-65, which completed a 98-mile segment in Alabama on what was called "Corridor X" until it garnered the I-22 designation in 2004.


In Alabama, I-22 runs from the Mississippi state line through Marion, Walker and Jefferson counties to I-65 just north of downtown Birmingham. Just in Alabama, the I-22 segment includes 15 bridges and 14 ramps and cost slightly more than $1 billion to build.


The final Alabama project, connecting I-22 to I-65, began in 2010 at a cost of $168 million.


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