Crews begin work on Birmingham's northern beltine

Crews begin work on Birmingham's northern beltine

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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

After decades of talk and planning, a major change to the way you get around Birmingham will begin to take shape today.

The Alabama Department of Transportation is slated to start construction Monday morning at 7 a.m. on the 1st phase of the Northern Beltline. The first part will connect Highways 79 and 75.

It is only about 1 1/2 miles long, but it is the first actual pavement to be poured for the 52-mile stretch of the beltline that is supposed to connect I-59 in Northeast Jefferson County to the 459-20/59 interchange in Bessemer.

This part should be done in 2016.

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After decades of talk and planning, a major change to the way you get around Birmingham will begin to take shape today.

 

The Alabama Department of Transportation is slated to start construction Monday morning at 7 a.m. on the 1st phase of the Northern Beltline.  The first part will connect Highways 79 and 75.

 

It is only about 1 1/2 miles long, but it is the first actual pavement to be poured for the 52-mile stretch of the beltline that is supposed to connect I-59 in Northeast Jefferson County to the 459-20/59 interchange in Bessemer.

 

This part should be done in 2016.

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