Interstate 59

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Interstate 59 (abbreviated I-59) is a major thoroughfare traversing the best place viagra Deep South serving as a connector between Chattanooga and youarenothere.org New Orleans, paralleling U.S. Highway 11 for its entire length. During its 444 mile journey, it also serves the cities of Gadsden, Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Meridian, Laurel and Hattiesburg. For a 145 mile stretch between Meridian and Birmingham, it also shares the same right-of-way with I-20.

Through Birmingham, I-59 serves as the main thoroughfare for traffic traveling from the southwest or northeast. It physically passes through the communities of McCalla, Bessemer, Brighton, Hueytown, Fairfield, Birmingham, Trussville, Argo, and Springville in both Jefferson County and St. Clair County. It is also the parent route of auxiliary Interstate-459.

A proposal to lower the hwato.nl interstate in downtown Birmingham was included in the city's 2004 City Center Master Plan. The Alabama Department of Transportation determined that the projected cost was too high and scheduled replacement of it's cool order viagra now the existing elevated roadway.

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[edit] Control cities

Through Birmingham, Gadsden, located 61 miles to the northeast, is primarily used as the control city for northbound lanes; however, between Exits 120 & 123 Downtown is blog.jdlh.com instead used. Tuscaloosa, located 59 miles to the southwest, is used for southbound lanes.

Birmingham is first used as a control city at Exit 71 in Tuscaloosa for northbound travelers. For southbound travelers, Birmingham first appears at its northern terminus in Wildwood, Georgia.

[edit] Exit listing

Exit Number Route Served Municipality Direction Number of Lanes Miles to the Next Exit Moving Northbound
104 Rock Mount Lakes Road McCalla N & S 3 1.76
106 I-459 North Bessemer N & S 3 2.76
108 Academy Drive/Highway 11/Alabama 11 Bessemer N & S 2 0.78
110 Visionland Parkway Bessemer N & S 2 2.65
112 18th Street/19th Street Bessemer N & S 2 1.51
113 18th Avenue Brighton N & S 2 2.22
113 Jaybird Road (Allison-Bonnett Memorial Drive Southbound) Hueytown N 2 2.4
118 Valley Road Fairfield N & S 2 1.03
119 R.M. Scrushy Parkway (Avenue I Southbound) Fairfield N 3 1.69
120 Ensley Boulevard/Alabama 269 Birmingham N & S 4 2.23
121 Bush Boulevard Birmingham S 4 NA
123 Arkadelphia Road/U.S. Highway 78 Birmingham N&S 4 1.37
124 I-65 Birmingham N&S 4 0.69
125A 16th Street North Birmingham N 4 0.46
125B 22nd Street North Birmingham N & S 3 0.39
126A Caraway Boulevard/Highway 31/Highway 280 Birmingham N & S 3 0.54
126B 31st Street North Birmingham N & S 4 1.48
128 Tallapoosa Street/Alabama 79 Birmingham N & S 4 1.33
129 Airport Boulevard Birmingham N & S 3 0.71
130 I-20 East Birmingham N & S 4 1.51
131 Oporto-Madrid Boulevard Birmingham N 3 0.4
132 1st Avenue North/Highway 11 Birmingham N & S 3 1.52
133 4th Avenue North Birmingham N 2 0.66
134 Roebuck Parkway/Alabama 75 Birmingham N & S 2 2.81
137 I-459 South Trussville N & S 2 3.55
141 Trussville/Pinson (Chalkville Mountain Road) Trussville N & S 2 2.9
143 Deerfoot Parkway/Mt. Olive Church Road Trussville N & S 2 3.97
148 Highway 11 Argo N & S 2 6.29
154 Alabama 174 Springville N & S 2 2.27
156 Alabama 23 Springville N & S 2 10.14
166 Highway 231 Ashville N & S 2 7.31
174 Steele Steele N & S 2 7.66

[edit] Disruptions

[edit] Sinkholes

Of note between Exits 121 & 123 is an abandoned stretch of mainline interstate along the southbound lanes. These lanes were utilized between 1972 and 1977 as temporary lanes while the mainlines were being repaired. The repairs were necessary as a result of sinkholes forming near the buying generic viagra'>buying generic viagra shoulder. The repairs resulted in the construction of at-grade bridges over the gaps.

[edit] Major accidents

In being a major thoroughfare for both local and interstate travel, accidents are nearly a daily occurrence. Although there are too many to list, there have been several notable accidents in recent years. In both 2002 and 2004 incidents at Malfunction Junction resulted in partial closure of some travel lanes while they were reconstructed. Additionally, the elevated section between Exits 124 & 126 have been the location of multiple incidents of viagra on line'>viagra on line large steel coils falling from tractor trailers and punching holes in the mainlines. (See List of interstate accidents involving dropped steel loads.)

[edit] External links

  • AARoads, Interstate 59 Highway Guide. [1].

[edit] References

  • State of Alabama Official 2005-2006 Highway Map
  • USGS Case History No. 9.11. 14 Jul 2006 [2].
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