Competitive Highway Bridge Program 2019 Grant Awards - Fact Sheets
I-85 Exit 60, Norfolk Southern Railroad & Long Street Bridge Replacements
CHBP FY 2018 Grant Award: $10,855,000
Recipient: Alabama Department of Transportation
The project will replace three sets of twin bridges in Opelika, Ala., along I-85 at exit 60. This section of highway provides a link between Montgomery, Ala., and Atlanta, Ga. This section of I-85 provides access to Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Hyundai Assembly and several other automobile assembly plants throughout the southeastern United States.
The project improves three bridges from poor condition to good and three bridges from fair condition to good. The project supports the regional economy by improving access to several automobile assembly factories and associated industries. It improves a section of interstate that will result in a boost for both local and regional economies and will improve safety.