ALDOT to Perform I-65 Evacuation Exercise Set for TodayMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: May 08 2019 8:56 AM
MONTGOMERY – On Wednesday, May 8, representatives from the Alabama Department of Transportation, the Emergency Management Agency and local agencies will conduct a hurricane preparation lane-reversal simulation on I-65 from Mobile to Montgomery.
There will be no traffic impacts but drivers may see activity from these agencies along the I-65 corridor.
Interstate lane reversal, or “contraflow,” requires extensive communication from all agencies involved. This annual exercise provides agencies a dress rehearsal opportunity which helps ensure an actual contraflow event will be executed safely.
In the event of an evacuation situation, ALDOT would convert all lanes on I-65 to the northbound direction from Mobile to Montgomery.
ALDOT’s mission is to provide a safe, efficient, environmentally and economically sound transportation network across Alabama. For additional information, visit www.dot.state.al.us.