Lanes Along Portion of University Boulevard to Temporarily Close

Two lanes of University Boulevard will close from March 13 through Aug. 4 along an approximate one-half mile stretch from the intersection of University Boulevard and Bryant Drive west to the area near the intersection of University Boulevard and Second Avenue (near Arby’s).

The road will not close as two lanes will remain open, but traffic flow will be impacted. Initially, the westbound lanes will close for construction, but traffic will be two-way on the eastbound lanes from March 13 to May 27. Once the westbound construction is complete, two-way traffic will move to the westbound lanes, and the eastbound lanes will be closed for construction.

UA will replace the road’s concrete slabs with asphalt, make lighting improvements, and add medians, landscaping, a transit lane and a bike lane. This project is Phase II of a broader initiative to re-pave University Boulevard from McFarland Boulevard to downtown.

The University of Alabama, the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.