A large portion of Jack Warner Parkway in downtown Tuscaloosa will close Monday and remain inaccessible through at least the end of the year, city officials said in a Wednesday announcement.

Richard Rush, the city's communications director, said phase two of the Jack Warner Parkway Improvement project is scheduled to begin this Monday, May 9th, and will result in the closure of the riverside road from Greensboro Avenue to 21st Avenue for months to come.

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Rush said one-way access will still be provided so patrons can continue to reach businesses on the south side of the road during the closure.

 

The work is part of the Transforming Tuscaloosa County project, which was created by state legislation in 2016 to invest in improvements to seven major roads and highways in the area.

Rush said this phase of the Jack Warner Parkway improvements will result in a four-lane roadway divided by a landscaped media, six-foot sidewalks on the north side of the road, decorative lighting, landscaping and irrigation and the modernization of underground utilities.

Rush said he could not provide an exact end date for the road closure because the city cannot predict how long it will take private utility companies to relocate the infrastructure they have in the area.

 

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