Drivers using a 4-mile section of Interstate 20 from the Alabama/Georgia state line heading west will experience delays tonight beginning about 7 p.m. as westbound traffic is rerouted to the newly paved inner two lanes, according to Alabama Department of Transportation officials.

Then on Tuesday, also at 7 p.m., eastbound lanes will shift, said Mike Corley, area operations engineer, and Calvin Cook, construction engineer.

The traffic shift could take several hours, Cook said.

The outside lanes will be closed for six to eight months as they are ground down and repaved, they said.

Additionally starting with the traffic shift and for the next three weeks, the Alabama Welcome Center in Cleburne County will also be closed, Cook said. During that time the parking lot will be repaved and the curb will be redone to make it even with the new road. There will also be some renovations of the facility, Corley said.

“The Welcome Center will be open a week prior to the Talladega race,” Corley added.

Once the work on the outside lane is complete, all three lanes will reopen, Corley said.

Staff writer Laura Camper: 256-235-3545 or, in Heflin, 256-463-2872. On Twitter @LCamper_Star.