​Changes to McFarland Boulevard proposed

Laura Testino

An 11.2 mile transportation project was proposed for US 82/McFarland Blvd. between Rose Boulevard in Northport and Jug Factory Road in Tuscaloosa, an area that includes the University. The construction is expected to increase capacity by 10 percent and reduce travel time by 15 percent and will be a 12 to 15 month process that ends in the latter part of 2016.

The project will remove four traffic signals and make access management improvements, such as adding or modifying turn lanes, which will aid in managing road congestion.

Member and non-member businesses who will be impacted by the construction can call to make an appointment with ALDOT for Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or Tuesday from 9 a.m. until noon. The Chamber office is located at 2201 Jack Warner Parkway and can be reached by contacting Jill McDonald at 391-0555 or Brad Darden with ALDOT at 554-3244. 

Compiled by Laura Testino