Interstate 222 Alabama

Routing

Interstate 222 is a proposed 2.26-mile freeway linking Interstate 422 (Birmingham Northern Beltline) with Interstate 22 east of their crossing in Graysville. Due to terrain and other environmental issues, a direct interchange between Interstates 22 and 422 will not be constructed. Instead I-222 will provide connections between the two routes east of their intersection.

Route Status/Updates

ALDOT petitioned AASHTO for the Interstate 222 designation on September 27, 2011 in conjunction with an application for Interstate 422. This was approved May 18, 2012 by the AASHTO SCOH Committee at their Spring 2012 (Special Committee on US Route Numbering) Meeting. Right of Way Acquisition for the stretch of I-422 between U.S. 78 and Mt. Olive Road (County Road 77) is presently slated for 2024 with potential construction in 2026.1 That stretch includes the interchange with Interstate 222.

Northern Terminus - Future Interstate 422 - Brookside, Alabama
There will be no interchanges along the Interstate 222 mainline. The freeway will simply tie Interstate 422 with Interstate 22 from the south.
Southern Terminus - Future Interstate 22 - Graysville, Alabama
Interstate 222 will tie into Interstate 22 midway between Exits 89 and 91.

Sources

  1. "Re: Birmingham Northern Beltline (I-422, I-222)." Online posting, AARoads Forum, May 8, 2012.
  2. "Corridor X/ I-65 interchange construction could begin this year." Birmingham News, May 26, 2009.

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