BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Birmingham will expand service hours to the public for select departments beginning Jan. 14, 2019, to better serve commuters attempting to access City Hall during the closure of I-59/20 bridge downtown.
The Department of Finance’s Tax & Licensing and Cash Management divisions and the Department of Planning, Engineering and Permits’ (PEP) One-Stop Permitting, Condemnation and Engineering field staff will operate from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, effective Monday, January 14. These expanded hours will offer more opportunities for those needing to pay fees, apply for business licenses or other permits. All other city departments and divisions will operate under current office hours.
The intent of this change in service hours is to better serve the public and to reduce the City of Birmingham’s impact on traffic congestion with the expanded hours.
ALDOT will shut down portions of the I-59/20 bridge completely for 14 months starting in mid to late January 2019. This will allow ALDOT to replace the aging bridge structure.