Birmingham is located in the heart of the Southeast, with three major interstate systems merging in the middle of the city. Not to mention, the Birmingham airport has more than 100 nonstop and direct flights, while being located just seven minutes from downtown. Use the handy City Distance Calculator.
The Alabama Department of Transportation has begun an effort to improve and replace the elevated portions of Interstate 59/20 through downtown Birmingham. Information on the scope of this project and updates can be found here.