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Exit Changes on I-565: New Greenbrier Ramp to Open; Detour for Eastbound Mooresville Exit

There are upcoming changes at two exits on Interstate 565 in Limestone County, the Alabama Department of Transportation announced.

The new eastbound Exit 3 off-ramp from I-565 to Greenbrier Road and Swancott Road will open Wednesday. On Wednesday night, barriers will temporarily close the eastbound ramps at Exit 2 (Mooresville Road).

Eastbound traffic to and from Mooresville Road will be detoured to the Greenbrier interchange. The closure is expected to remain in place about one month.

The $10.3 million modifications project at the Greenbrier interchange is in final stages of work. The ramp closures at Mooresville road are part of the $14.3 million widening and resurfacing of Interstate 565 in Limestone County that began this week.

Reed Contracting is the contractor on both projects.

The I-565 project, the first major project funded by the Rebuild Alabama Act, will resurface more than seven miles of I-565 from just west of Exit 1 (Interstate 65) to just west of Exit 7 (County Line Road) after widening some sections of roadway to expand the interstate to three travel lanes in each direction. Work requiring single-lane closures may occur between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m., but two travel lanes will remain open in each direction between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.

 

 

Reed Submits Apparent Low Bid of $14.3M for I-565 Widening Project

Huntsville’s Reed Contracting is the apparent low bidder to widen and resurface Interstate 565 in Limestone County.

The Alabama Department of Transportation opened bids for the project, one of the first major projects funded by the Rebuild Alabama Act.

Reed Contracting’s bid was $14,312,713.82. Bids must undergo review before the contract will be awarded through an expedited award process and the winning contractor given notice to proceed. Work is anticipated to begin in June or July.

The winning contractor will be incentivized to complete the project prior to Dec. 17, 2021, receiving $25,000 per day the project is complete ahead of that deadline, up to a maximum of 50 days and $1.25 million.

The project will resurface more than seven miles of I-565 from just west of Exit 1 (Interstate 65) to just west of Exit 7 (County Line Road). Paving on existing shoulders will expand the highway to three travel lanes in each direction.