AL-DOT Announces Week-long Bankhead Tunnel Closure
The Alabama Department of Transportation began maintenance of the Bankhead Tunnel this past weekend and discovered the original schedule of weekend night time closures would not be adequate to complete necessary repairs.
AL-DOT is now forecasting that this proposed work will take approximately seven days. That would mean a new schedule of closure from 9:00 p.m. Friday, September 14th until 5:00 a.m. Friday, September 21st.
This will make for a more challenging commute for those of you on the Eastern Shore, but at least in the evening, you could stay downtown for dinner or a movie and just wait for the traffic to ease before heading across the bay. There's no sense sitting in traffic when you could be enjoying the wonderful fall weather at an outdoor cafe.
We will continue to update you if the schedule changes again.