Alabama to crackdown on Interstate 20/59 construction zone speeders

Troopers in Alabama will crack down on speeders in the construction zone on Interstate 20/59 near Tuscaloosa, Alabama, this week, in an effort to increase safety in the construction zone.

The construction project, which will widen the highway, began in January 2018, and will last until winter 2020 to complete. The Alabama Department of Transportation says motorists have repeatedly ignored the 45mph speed limit, creating dangerous conditions in the area.

According to ALDOT, the 45 mph limit remains in place throughout the entire construction zone, even if construction workers aren’t currently working in the area.

“The speed limit is 45 mph throughout the work zone, and remains 45 mph even if workers aren’t on site,” said ALDOT’s West Central Region spokesman John D. McWilliams.

The two year long project will widen the north and southbound lanes of I-20/59 from Exit 76 to the McFarland Boulevard bridge.

The speeding crackdown is expected to last until the end of the week.