ALEA reminds citizens of temporary road closures for new project
By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller
If you need a new driver’s license, you’d better get one before next week or you’ll have to wait a bit.
The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency issued a reminder Monday regarding the launch of the state’s new modernized driver’s license system which requires a temporary weeklong office closure to ensure a thorough transition.
Gov. Kay Ivey’s Office and ALEA officially announced the new driver’s license system in February.
But to install the new system and transfer all necessary data, ALEA must temporarily close its offices across the state from Monday, April 18 through Tuesday, April 26.
“We understand that it may cause an inconvenience to some citizens that will not have full access to the resources and capabilities, but we assure everyone the result will be impressive,” said ALEA Secretary Hal Taylor.
Once the new system is live, residents will have access to enhanced services such as giving individuals the ability to pre-apply for an Alabama license and enter all necessary information before visiting a local office.
“The modernization of our driver’s license system has been one of the top priorities since the beginning of my administration, and I would like to assure everyone this will be the first of many steps within ALEA’s plan to continue to enhance the driver’s license experience,” said Director of ALEA’s Department of Public Safety Colonel Jimmy Helms. “I ask everyone to begin making preparations immediately for the upcoming closure to reduce the potential for any negative impacts within your industry.”
For further information on the new system, please visit online here.