Improvements to US-82 / McFarland Boulevard
On October 20, 2016, the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) released the preliminary maps of planned access management projects along US-82/McFarland Boulevard. The intent of these projects is to reduce congestion and improve traffic flow along SR-6 (US-82/McFarland Boulevard). ALDOT has chosen to employ available technologies that address congestion and traffic flow, which require minimal right of-way and allow the current highway to operate more efficiently. The access management improvements along SR-6 (US-82/McFarland Blvd) will be completed in four (4) separate projects:
- Rose Blvd to SR-69: access management and pedestrian facilities
- SR-69 to Rice Mine Rd: additional lanes, access management, and pedestrian facilities
- Rice Mine Rd to University Blvd: additional lanes, bridge improvements, and pedestrian facilities
- East of Hargrove Rd to Jug Factory Rd: access management and pedestrian facilities.
This construction is possible because of a funding partnership between ALDOT and the Tuscaloosa County Road Improvement Commission (TCRIC) to accelerate the completion of priority projects identified for the TCRIC.