Downtown-University Corridor

Updated Oct 20 2020


This project is intended to be the first phase of improvements to University Boulevard. The work will accommodate vehicle travel, bike lanes, landscaping, sidewalks, lighting, and underground utilities. These improvements will be designed to move residents and visitors efficiently and safely between campus, the Strip, and downtown, while accommodating various modes of travel.

The City of Tuscaloosa and University of Alabama partnered to complete a corridor study that examined the area on University Boulevard from Greensboro Avenue to Wallace Wade Avenue and on Greensboro Avenue from Jack Warner Parkway to 8th Street. The goal of the study was to identify ways to better connect the university campus to downtown Tuscaloosa. Based on the conclusions, improvements have already been made to Greensboro Avenue. For the improvements to University Boulevard, a phased approach was recommended. Phase one is the portion of University Boulevard from Queen City Avenue to Reed Street.

Goals and Impact
  • Improve connectivity between the university and downtown

  • Improve accessibility for multiple modes of transportation

  • Beautify the area to make it more welcoming


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