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University Boulevard Corridor Improvements

Updated Apr 05 2022

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Summary

This project will build on previous corridor investments by leveraging a federal RAISE grant of $17.1 million awarded to the City of Tuscaloosa, along with local funding, to make additional improvements to University Boulevard. These improvements will be designed to move residents and visitors efficiently and safely between campus, the Strip, downtown, and Alberta while accommodating various modes of travel.

Goals and Impact
  • Update major infrastructure serving a geographic area that generates over $4 billion of annual economic activity

  • Improve connectivity between the univeristy/downtown and downtown and the university and Alberta

  • Improve accessibility and safety for multimodal transportation

  • Provide stormwater and technology upgrades

Project Updates

In November 2021, the City of Tuscaloosa was notified of its $17.1 million RAISE grant award by the U.S. Dept. of Transportation.  Read more here.

Timeline

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Key Milestones & Events
Up Next:
  • Engage for professional engineering services

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Project Materials
Costs

Cost Summary

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Spent:

$0

Approved:

$0

Budget:

Pending Planning/Design

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Spent: The amount paid on this project to-date.​

Approved: The amount that has been approved by the City Council to be spent for a specific contract or purpose on this project. In city accounting terms, this is spent + encumbered.

Budget: The total amount of money that the City expects to be spent to complete this project. This amount is only finalized once sufficient planning on the project has been completed.

Financial Information
Cost Details

Elevate Tuscaloosa Fund: City funds dedicated to Elevate Tuscaloosa which are allocated to this project.

Other City Funds: City funds from non-Elevate Tuscaloosa sources allocated to this project.

External Funding: Amounts from sources outside of the city, such as grants, or donations from citizens or private companies.

Overall Funding

Funding Summary

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Elevate Tuscaloosa Fund:

$750,000

Other City Funds:

$250,000

External Funding:

$17,149,167

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Funding Details