MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The Alabama Department of Transportation announced this morning that the department, in conjunction with the state Emergency Management Agency and local agencies, will conduct a hurricane preparation lane-reversal simulation today on I-65 from Mobile to Montgomery. 

There will be no traffic impacts, but drivers may see activity from these agencies along the I-65 corridor, according to ALDOT. 

Interstate lane reversal, or “contraflow,” requires extensive communication from all agencies involved, ALDOT said. This annual exercise provides agencies a dress rehearsal opportunity which helps ensure an actual contraflow event will be executed safely.

In the event of an evacuation situation, ALDOT would convert all lanes on I-65 to the northbound direction from Mobile to Montgomery.

ALDOT states that its mission is to provide a safe, efficient, environmentally and economically sound transportation network across Alabama. For additional information, visit

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