Proposal : Birmingham, ALDOT to fix 100s of broken interstate lights by The World Games

Birmingham City Hall in 2021. ( Pat Byington/ Bham Now)

Tired of seeing interstate lights not working in the Magic City? Help is on the way.

In May, the Birmingham City Council will consider a proposal to fix hundreds of broken interstate lights at popular exits and along a portion of I-59/20.

At the Council’s Transportation Committee this week, the city’s Transportation Department announced they are pursuing a partnership agreement with the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) to address the chronic public safety problem.

Up to 1000 interstate lights are not working according to a year-long investigation by WVTM 13.

“This is an issue we’ve been hearing from constituents about for years,” Birmingham City Councilor Darrell O’Quinn told Bham Now. “Recently, some of those inquiries have been specifically related to the World Games and not wanting to be embarrassed because visitors are coming to town.”