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March 28, 2017

Major upgrades planned for Lurleen Wallace Blvd.

The city of Tuscaloosa and the Alabama Department of Transportation will team up on a $23.2 million project to renovate and improve Lurleen Wallace Boulevard. The project, approved by the Tuscaloosa City Council on Tuesday, is expected to improve road conditions, eliminate parallel parking by adding turn lanes and improve pedestrian safety, city officials said. Other parts of the project …

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March 22, 2017

Lyft to launch operations Thursday

The ride-sharing service Lyft will launch operations in Tuscaloosa and four other Alabama cities Thursday afternoon. According to a company news release, Lyft drivers will be available in Tuscaloosa, Auburn, Huntsville, Mobile and Montgomery at noon Thursday. Their services are already available in Alabaster and Birmingham. “Lyft has spent the first three months of 2017 bringing better transportation options to …

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March 14, 2017

Maddox proposes PARA task force

Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox is asking Northport and Tuscaloosa County government leaders to join him on a 10-member task force to discuss the long-term future of the Tuscaloosa County Park and Recreation Authority. There is debate every year about how much funding PARA will receiving from its three primary financial backers — the city of Tuscaloosa, the city of Northport …

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