Truckers traveling northbound through Birmingham, Ala., Friday night will have to detour around a construction zone on I-20/59.
The Alabama Department of Transportation, weather permitting, plans to close all northbound lanes on I20/59 west of the I-65 interchange. Traffic from I-20/59 to I-65 will be diverted west of the interchange. Exits from I-65 North and South for I-20/59 will also be closed.
The closure is scheduled from 11 p.m. on Friday through 5 a.m. Saturday.
Affected tractors are equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage Transmission with right hand stalk shifter. In the affected trucks, the display on the instrument panel can indicate “N” when the shifter is set into “D” or “R,” causing the truck not to move.