Tuscaloosa's Riverwalk to be extended

The National Scenic Byways Program has given a grant for $742,240 to the City of Tuscaloosa for the continuation of the Riverwalk, picnic and sitting areas, and scenic overlooks.

This project will create a paved 12 foot wide pedestrian and bicycle trail along the Black Warrior River Scenic Byway. This addition will go between the south bank of the Black Warrior River and Jack Warner Parkway near Old Hackberry Lane just west of Hwy 82.

"Several years ago, our citizens created the Riverfront Master Plan which has resulted in the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, River Market at Manderson Landing and miles of pedestrian and bicycle shared paths. By receiving this grant, we continue the community's vision to connect the river with our City," Mayor Maddox said.