Contractors working for the Alabama Department of Transportation will install the eastbound arch on I-20/59 over McFarland Boulevard this weekend if weather permits.

In a Monday morning press release, ALDOT said they will close the eastbound outside lane under the interstate Tuesday from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. to install a section of the arch, then close the westbound outside lane during the same time period Wednesday.

All lanes of McFarland Boulevard will close from Friday at 11 p.m. until Sunday at 5 p.m. as the contractors work to finish the job.

The outside east lane of I-20/59 will also close from 8 p.m. Friday until 5 p.m. Saturday.

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"The arches are necessary, as they will hold the weight of the bridge over McFarland Boulevard and will allow the contractor to remove the underneath temporary support," ALDOT said in the press release. "The design will allow for more space on McFarland Boulevard where the single-point urban interchange will be constructed. The SPUI will improve travel time while also enhancing safety."

For more updates as they become available, especially with the possibility of inclement weather this weekend, stay connected to the Tuscaloosa Thread.

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