Online Public Involvement for Project ID: University Blvd Bridge Replacement over SR-6 (US-82)

Online Public Involvement: University Blvd Bridge Replacement over SR-6 (US-82)

Project Overview

Location: Tuscaloosa (Tuscaloosa County)

The purpose of this project is to replace the aging University Boulevard Bridge with a shorter, wider bridge with longer spans. This will improve traffic operations and efficiency at the existing interchange with US-82 (McFarland Boulevard) and will also improve pedestrian connectivity from East to West Tuscaloosa. The replacement bridge will also increase the vertical clearance on US-82 to accommodate freight traffic.
In order to accommodate both current and future traffic demands, there will an additional left turn lane from University Boulevard eastbound onto US-82. In addition, there will be other improvements such as shared use facilities, lighting, and signal upgrades.
The bridge replacement will be performed using accelerated bridge construction (ABC). This method of construction allows for a significant portion of work to be completed with both US-82 and University Boulevard open to traffic. By utilizing this method of construction, the amount of time to demolish the existing bridge and erect the replacement bridge will be minimized.
The purpose of this public involvement meeting is to inform the public of the design features for the project. The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) is interested in obtaining input from the people who use this route.
Thank you for visiting our website.
ALDOT is conducting online public involvement for the proposed project. All comments regarding this project must be submitted on or before February 11, 2022.

Video Presentation

Online: Comment Form
Email: universityblvd-bridge@dot.state.al.us
Phone: 205.554.3266 to leave comments (Limit 3 minutes)
Postal Mail (See Comment Form in Downloads)

Mail comments to:
Mr. David Kemp, Region Pre-Construction Engineer
Attn: Brad Darden
Alabama Department of Transportation
204 Marina Drive, Suite 100
Tuscaloosa, AL 35406

In Person (Call to Schedule an Appointment)

All information presented is also available for viewing and comment at the local ALDOT office.
Due to COVID-19 in person visits are conducted by appointment only.
Please call Mr. David Kemp at 205.562.3106 to schedule.
Requests for special assistance should be made in advance.

Questions can be directed to:
Mr. David Kemp
Preconstruction Engineer
West Central Region
205.562.3106