City Taking Out Parallel Parking Spots on Strip


WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Aundralesha Wordlow

TUSCALOOSA— Mayor Walt Maddox said this week that the city of Tuscaloosa will close parallel parking spaces on the Strip to create a pedestrian right of way. This will create a larger area outside while people are waiting in lines to get inside bars and restaurants.

Beginning at 5 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays the city will shut down University Boulevard around the strip area.

Maddox and the city are trying to take various steps to help stop the spread of coronavirus. The bars in Tuscaloosa are reopening now after a 14-day shutdown after coronavirus cases increased on the campus at the University of Alabama.

Maddox said that better lines will be marked so that people can have an appropriate amount of spacing for social distancing. Maddox said that the Tuscaloosa PD will be endorsing and helping efforts as well.

Businesses will not be serving food or drinks in these areas on the Strip.

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