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I-65 northbound to close for bridge work

The Alabama Department of Transportation will close part of Interstate 65 northbound in southern Morgan County part of next week for bridge maintenance.

I-65 north will be closed from 1 a.m. Oct. 12, to about noon Oct. 13, with all northbound traffic diverted to U.S. 31 northbound at Exit 318 in Lacon. Commercial vehicles will be rerouted to the interstate via Alabama 67 in Decatur to Exit 334 in Priceville. Passenger vehicles may return to the interstate at Falkville or Hartselle.

Message boards will be in place to warn motorists in advance of the closure. Temporary signals will be set up at I-65 and U.S. 31 to improve traffic flow from I-65 to the detour route, but motorists are advised to expect major delays. Use alternate routes if possible.