HIGHWAY 69 SOUTH TURN LANES PROJECT TO BEGIN JUNE 8
The Alabama Department of Transportation and Tuscaloosa County Road Improvement Commission will install 10 turn lanes on Highway 69 South in Tuscaloosa. The turn lanes will be installed from 65th Street to Mae Hinton Boulevard to improve mobility and safety.
The majority of the work is expected to be completed by August, before school starts. At least two lanes will be open at all times during construction to reduce the impact on traffic.
“The Tuscaloosa County Road Improvement Commission is pleased to see local and state tax dollars being put to work in this heavily traveled area,” Probate Judge and TCRIC Chairman Rob Robertson said. “Adding these turn lanes on the Highway 69 South corridor will be yet another improvement to the overall traffic flow.”
GFC Construction was awarded the 2.1-mile project at $1.53 million. TCRIC will fund the project.
Additional northbound turn lanes: 65th Street, Hillcrest School Road, Patriot Parkway and Bobby Miller Parkway.
Additional southbound turn lanes: Bear Creek Road, Weatherby Drive, Hillcrest School Road, Patriot Parkway, Southview Lane and Mae Hinton Boulevard.