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Highway, Road and Weather Forecast and Radar Conditions Sometimes as we travel throughout the country it may help to know what the current Highway, Road and Weather conditions are. Here is a good place to list current conditions and also good and bad roads that you have found in your travels You will also find here links to all of the USA road conditions and Weather Forecast and Radar condition web sites.

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Default Birmingham, Alabama shortcut

Some folks have used the older sections of US 78 route from Birmingham, Alabama to Memphis, Tennessee, which takes you through a heavily congested area of Birmingham, where you have to cross some very narrow railroad overpasses, where I picked up my infamous BIRMINGHAM STRIPE seen below.




I used an earlier Birmingham Bypass route that took me around the problem areas, now I have found another Bypass route that I personally have not used yet, it involves less than 3 miles of Birmingham streets and roads between Interstate 65 and the end of the new 4 lane Interstate style US 78 road, follow the directions below and the yellow road indicated on the two maps;


END OF US 78 @ COALBURG, ALABAMA



BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA INTERSTATE 65 EXIT #264 AREA


As you can see there is a Flying J truck Stop at the I-65 Exit #264 interchange, that can be used as a convenient stopping point, there are large warehouses that are accessible to large trucks on Coalburg / CR 77 so the roads should be good for our 'Birds to use.
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John:

Another way and one that the truckers use is: from malfunction junction (the intersection of I-59 and is to go north to exit 262A on I-65. Then go west on Finley Avenue and you will intersect US 78 west of Birmingham. That will be multi-lane road all the way. You could drive your bird side ways down Finley avenue.

I am not as computer savvy and don't know how to get a map from DeLorme to the forum.

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Default How is this construction going?

We are planning our route to RATS and are wondering about a route from Tupelo, MS through Birmingham, AL. Also, a good place to stop an hour or so west of Birmingham.
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John Finn has a route around B'ham.
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Is the construction finished on 78?
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Just a little of the old road left between Jasper and
B'ham.
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John Finn has a route around B'ham.
I have deleted the old Birmingham Bypass map and changed that post to show the new version that I just found, it would be even better if we can find someone in the Birmingham area to check it out for us, but according to the Internet this is the latest information on where the new portions of US 78 end and how to quickly get to I-65.

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Some folks have used the older sections of US 78 route from Birmingham, Alabama to Memphis, Tennessee, which takes you through a heavily congested area of Birmingham, where you have to cross some very narrow railroad overpasses, where I picked up my infamous BIRMINGHAM STRIPE seen below.




I used an earlier Birmingham Bypass route that took me around the problem areas, now I have found another Bypass route that I personally have not used yet, it involves less than 3 miles of Birmingham streets and roads between Interstate 65 and the end of the new 4 lane Interstate style US 78 road, follow the directions below and the yellow road indicated on the two maps;


END OF US 78 @ COALBURG, ALABAMA



BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA INTERSTATE 65 EXIT #264 AREA



As you can see there is a Flying J truck Stop at the I-65 Exit #264 interchange, that can be used as a convenient stopping point, there are large warehouses that are accessible to large trucks on Coalburg / CR 77 so the roads should be good for our 'Birds to use.
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Thanks John, a great help.
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We take this route almost montly. Do not exit when 78 narrows and directs you off, keep going till 78 ends. Take a right go apx. 2 miles to first traffic light beyong steel mill, take a left and Flying J and I-65 are less than a mile. This avoids all the truck traffic in B-ham. Happy travels. This has saved us an hour through B-ham, Al.
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I have deleted the old Birmingham Bypass map and changed that post to show the new version that I just found, it would be even better if we can find someone in the Birmingham area to check it out for us, but according to the Internet this is the latest information on where the new portions of US 78 end and how to quickly get to I-65.

Hey John whatca leaking?

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