ALDOT Expands Roadside Assistance Program to Lee and Chambers Counties

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WTVM) – The Alabama Department of Transportation is expanding its roadside assistance program, ASAP, east of the state. ASAP is an acronym for Alabama Service and Assistance Patrol.

With this program, ASAP will be on Interstate 85 in Lee and Chambers counties to provide assistance in the event of a vehicle accident, icy roads, disabled vehicles, debris or other obstacles preventing normal flow Traffic.

Starting Monday, February 14, ASAP will have a driver available on I-85 from Exit 50 in Lee County to the Georgia State line weekdays from 1:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

ALDOT officials say the goal of the program is to minimize interstate traffic congestion and help drivers get to a safe place off the side of the road.

This program is already available in other parts of the state, including Montgomery and Birmingham.

Although not a towing service, ASAP will offer services to help drivers get to safety. Examples of services provided include changing a flat tire and jump-starting a battery.

The services provided by ASAP are free for drivers. Stranded motorists can reach as soon as possible during business hours by calling 334-832-1784.

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