The road in Parkview Circle in Tuscaloosa is supposed to be a paved road, but it’s been in such bad condition for so long, it looks like a dirt road.

It was approved for re-paving at Tuesday’s Finance Committee Meeting.

District 4 City Councilman Matt Calderone said it’s a proactive move.

“(We’ll fix the infrastructure issues that we have in the area, improve the area and then pave it and set the area up for years to come,” he said.

The project is estimated to cost about $815,000.

In other City Council news:

District 5 City Councilman Kip Tyner says it’s possible the city bears some of the blame for flooding problems in the Hillsdale community, thanks to infrastructure deveopment.

The city is offering to purchase the property in order to fix the problem, Tyner said.

“We’ll take the house down, and plant grass and it will actually kinda be a natural place for water to go but, it would not be going into somebody’s house,” he said.

The city approved a $1.3 million budget for the future Alberta Park last week, and this week they gave the OK to the engineering and architecture fees. The new park will sit next to the Gateway, in the same spot where the old park once stood before it was destroyed in the April 27, 2011, tornado.

Another meeting on the final design of the park is happening Wednesday.

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