In March of 2010, a sinkhole developed on Interstate 65, closing both northbound lanes just north of Birmingham, Alabama. This closure forced a 25 mile detour. Immediately, we were asked to meet with the Highway Director for the Alabama Department of Transportation. Reed was asked to submit a proposal for the emergency repairs needed to re-open this section of highway. We immediately submitted our proposal listing our manpower and abilities. Although many other regional contractors from around the southeast were asked to propose, the very next morning, we were notified that Reed had been chosen to perform the work.