Tuscaloosa breaks ground on Western Riverwalk

The project expands riverfront access west of the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater

A rendering of the Western Riverwalk.

The city of Tuscaloosa has broken ground on the Elevate Tuscaloosa Western Riverwalk project.

The project will create a riverwalk from the Oliver Lock and Dam over 4,000 feet to the east, expanding the riverfront access west of the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater.

“The project represents the city’s largest single riverwalk investment since the commitment to the creation of a riverwalk beginning in 2005,” said Mayor Walt Maddox.

The Western Riverwalk will connect to the current Riverwalk near the amphitheater, with Oliver Lock and Dam Park and River District Park both serving as trailheads.

The project is funded by Elevate Tuscaloosa in conjunction with a $15 million Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant awarded to the city by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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