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 that will support the weight of the interstate. This will allow for more space on McFarland Boulevard where a SPUI will be constructed.
A SPUI improves travel time while also enhancing safety. The SPUI allows motorists to simultaneously turn without crossing the path of opposing left-turning motorists and moves more vehicles through the intersection while reducing potential contact points.
The $83.4 million project began in January 2018 and has a contract completion date of December 18, 2020.