TCRIC, City of Tuscaloosa Launch McWright’s Ferry Road Project Website, Text Updates Service
February 7, 2024
The Tuscaloosa County Road Improvements Commission (TCRIC) and the City of Tuscaloosa have launched a new website and text updates service for the McWright’s Ferry Road extension project.
Residents who wish to receive traffic information and construction updates related to this project may register by texting MCWRIGHT to 888777 or by visiting Tuscaloosa.com/roads.
“Our goal is to give residents, particularly those directly impacted on their daily commute or around their homes, as much information as we can in the timeliest possible way,” District 3 Councilor Norman Crow said. “We hope to minimize disruptions as we complete this much-needed project.”
The website also contains:
- Live traffic cameras
- Registration for neighborhood-specific text updates
- Interactive maps
- Project updates
- Project overview
“The McWright’s Ferry Road extension project is one of the most critical, transformational road projects in the City’s history,” Mayor Walt Maddox said. “As we progress towards a safer, more connected Tuscaloosa, residents will experience impacts of construction. Our goal is to provide real-time updates and accessible information to minimize disruption to those who live, attend school, or travel frequently in this area.”
Learn more at Tuscaloosa.com/roads, or by contacting Tuscaloosa 311.
About the McWright’s Ferry Road Extension Project
The McWright’s Ferry Road extension project, funded through the Tuscaloosa County Road Improvement Commission (TCRIC), will significantly reduce commute times for those traveling regularly in or out of the area, and create additional access for first responders in the case of an emergency.
The extension will connect Rice Mine Road to New Watermelon Road by bridging North River and connecting to McWright’s Ferry Road. The project also includes a pedestrian bridge over North River and a shared-use path which will ultimately connect to the Northern Riverwalk.