The Alabama Department of Transportation will begin repairs to portions of I-20/59 westbound in Tuscaloosa Monday following damage that occurred during an accident last week.

In a release, ALDOT spokesperson John McWilliams said an inspection revealed parts of the bridge west of Exit 71 received damage after a tractor-trailer overturned on January 13.

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The repairs will begin at 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and is expected to last for one week as weather permits.

McWilliams said at least one lane will remain open on I-20/59 westbound will remain open throughout the repairs, however the I-20/59 westbound ramp from I-359 northbound will be closed during the work hours.

McWilliams said motorists should expect delays and are encourage to consider alternative routes as repairs are made.

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