ST. CLAIR COUNTY -- The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) will close a portion of the left lane of Interstate 59 Southbound and a portion of the right lane of I-59 Northbound starting Monday, according to a pair of press releases issued Saturday.

The closures will cover an area stretching from the Ashville exit (milepost 166) to the Etowah County line (milepost 175).

Beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, weather permitting, ALDOT will close the right lane of I-59 northbound for clearing operations in the area mentioned above.

This lane will be closed for the removal of trees and debris from the clearing operation.

All travel lanes are expected to reopen around 4 p.m. Monday. This same lane closure will be in place from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 14, thru Saturday, Aug. 18.

Beginning at 8 a.m., Monday, weather permitting, ALDOT will close the left lane of I-59 Southbound for guardrail operations in the area mentioned above.

All travel lanes are expected to re-open at approximately 7 p.m. Monday. This same lane closure will be in place from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, thru Saturday, Aug. 18.

Motorists are requested to consider using alternate routes, adjust arrival/departure times, observe work zone speed limits and other work zone signs, and use extreme caution in this area. ALDOT thanks motorists for their patience during these operations to improve Alabama’s roadways, the releases says.

ALDOT’s mission, the releases says, is to provide a safe, efficient, environmentally sound transportation network across Alabama. For further information, visitwww.dot.state.al.us.