Elevate Parks & Recreation (Tree & Green

University Boulevard Corridor Improvements

Updated Nov 05 2021

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Summary

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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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:

$0

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