- Associated Press - Monday, June 20, 2016

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - After more than three decades of construction, the final phase of Interstate 22 has opened.

WVTM-TV (https://bit.ly/28Ky3bE ) reports that the I-22 interchange on Interstate 65 will connect Birmingham to Memphis.

The I-22/I-65 interchange opened Monday morning after a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Formally known as Corridor X, the Department of Transportation started construction on what was then called Corridor X in 1984.

The project has cost more than $1 billion to complete.

The Daniel Payne Drive and Walkers Chapel Road exits will remain closed for construction.

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