On Monday, May 8, 2023, the City of Tuscaloosa broke ground on the Western Riverwalk project.
The Western Riverwalk project will create a shared-use riverwalk from the Oliver Lock and Dam over 4,000 feet to the east, and expand riverfront access west of the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater.
Video: Conceptual renderings of the Western Riverwalk project
“The Western Riverwalk project demonstrates a commitment to our core value to invest in economic and recreational opportunities in West Tuscaloosa,” Mayor Walt Maddox said. “This project represents the City’s largest single riverwalk investment since the commitment to the creation of a riverwalk beginning in 2005.”
When phase three of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd./Jack Warner Pkwy. project is complete, the Western Riverwalk will connect to the current Riverwalk near the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater.
“Today is a great day in the City of Tuscaloosa,” District One Councilor Matthew Wilson said. “This opportunity to connect West Tuscaloosa to all of the amenities in downtown Tuscaloosa and the future Saban Center will change this community forever.”
District Two Councilor Raevan Howard added: “I remember this project being introduced my first term in office. I was excited about it then, and I’m even more excited today to see it begin to come to fruition.”
Click here to learn more about the Western Riverwalk Project.