After over six years of construction, the interchange connecting I-65 and I-22 opens in Birmingham today. I-22 connects Birmingham to Memphis, simplifying travel across the state for countless drivers.

A special ceremony is being held in Birmingham today to mark the official opening of the I-22 and I-65 interchange. Alabama Governor Robert Bentley was on hand earlier to deliver a speech to mark the occasion.

The I-22 and I-65 interchange in Birmingham is expected to open to travelers this afternoon.