The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) is scheduled to demolish the toll plaza on the Beach Express Bridge in Baldwin County beginning June 16.

McInnis Construction LLC will begin removing the toll booths Sunday evening and work overnight, keeping one lane of travel open in each direction.

On Monday, crews will patch areas where booths were removed, and the demolition of any remaining booths will begin.

On Tuesday, a detour will be put in place for crews to remove the overhead plaza canopy and begin asphalt overlay.

ALDOT has asked travelers to use extreme caution in the area while the work is underway.

“ALDOT urges motorists to remain vigilant and plan their travels accordingly during the demolition period,” ALDOT said in a press release. “The cooperation of the public is appreciated as these critical improvements are made to the infrastructure.”

ALDOT purchased the bridge from the Baldwin County Bridge Company (BCBC) following a lawsuit filed by BCBC claiming a new bridge planned by ALDOT Director John Cooper would put them out of business.

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