ALDOT will add lanes on Interstate 20/59 from near Exit 73 to near Exit 77 and construct a
single point urban interchange (SPUI) on McFarland Boulevard (US-82) directly below the
interstate in Tuscaloosa.
The project will also feature an iconic cable-stay arch bridge
The arches are necessary, as they will hold the weight of the bridge over McFarland Boulevard and will allow the contractor to remove underneath supports. This design will allow for more space on McFarland Boulevard where the single-point urban interchange (SPUI) will be constructed. The SPUI will improve travel time while also enhancing safety, as it allows motorists to simultaneously turn without crossing the path of opposing left-turning motorists and moves more vehicles through the intersection while reducing potential conflict points.
The $83.4 million project began in January 2018.