Attention all cyclists, runners and walkers the Bankhead Tunnel will be open Saturday, July 16th just for you from 5-7 a.m. No motor vehicles allowed.
This is only a trial basis. If it is successful, it may be extended or the time modified to meet the needs of the community.
The Alabama Department of Transportation says the local cycling community and pedestrians have asked for the Bankhead to be open for their use for quite sometime now.
“ALDOT’s goal is to provide a safe and efficient intermodal transportation system for all users,” said Vince Calametti Region Engineer. “Opening Bankhead to bicyclists and pedestrians will provide a new route that is both safe and unique.”
Motorists traffic will be detoured between the hours of 5-7 a.m. Members of law enforcement, message boards and other traffic control measures will be implemented.