Business leaders remain confident about I-59/20 Bridge Project

I-59/20 Shutdown

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Local business leaders remain confident about the I-59/20 Bridge replacement project, citing the work as continued evidence that Birmingham’s business community is growing.

“We’ve got a long way to go and our residents and those who are travelling through are all going to have to be understanding and very patient with the situation that we have. But in the long run, it’s going to be worth the wait,” said Brian Hilson, the President and CEO of the Birmingham Business Alliance. 

The project will directly impact the BJCC complex also, limiting travel through the business district with an aggressive schedule ahead for the following year. Yet, this project is not frightening leaders. 

“Here’s how you come to the BJCC because our shows go on,” said Tad Snider, the BJCC executive director. 

The closure is expected to take about 14 months.

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