I-65 rehab project update: Exit 305 south to Blount County line


CULLMAN – The Interstate 65 rehabilitation project from south of Exit 305 to the Blount County line continues. Work will be ongoing Sunday through Thursday nights, first on ramps and shoulders, then on the interstate itself.

“McCartney Construction started back to work on I-65 in Cullman County last night. They will continue working nights Sunday through Thursday until the project is complete, probably in mid- to late-summer,” said Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) North Regional Public Information Officer Seth Burkett. “Most of the work this week will be around Exit 304 at Good Hope (Alabama 69/County Road 437). Motorists may encounter temporary ramp closures during this time requiring them to detour to Exit 305 (County Road 222) or Exit 299 (Alabama 69/County Road 490) at Dodge City. Single-lane closures are also possible on the interstate mainline during this time.”

Burkett advised that when ramp and shoulder work is complete, McCartney will begin placing the asphalt overlay on the interstate.

“Single-lane closures will be necessary each night. Following the mainline resurfacing, paving operations will move to the Gov. Guy Hunt Rest Stop, which should have little impact on traffic but will require closure of the rest area Sunday nights through Friday mornings,” he said.

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