LURLEEN WALLACE WORK HAS TAKEN LONGER THAN BUILDING THE PENTAGON
Let me tell you about the Pentagon. The Pentagon is the Virginia headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense, located in a massive five-sided concrete and steel building that’s a potent symbol of America’s military strength. With more than 6 million square feet of floor space, the Pentagon ranks among the largest office buildings in the world.
- 680,000 tons of sand and gravel were dredged from the Potomac River to make concrete and fill for landscaping
- 435,000 yards of concrete were used in the construction of the Pentagon
- 43,000 tons of steel offset by the use of the one battleship of reinforced concrete
- 41,492 concrete support piles spanning a combined length of 200 miles
The Summer of 2017 the Alabama Department of Transportation conducts a involvement meeting for restorations on Lurleen Wallace Boulevard between 15th St. and University Boulevard. Summer 2018 construction and demolition begins. The project is still incomplete. It is now the summer of 2020 and Lurleen Wallace looks like a mess. Cones and road blocks remain dormant and leadership of this project has been unseen.
This project's failure doesn't fall on Walt Maddox, but falls on the poor leadership and transparency of ALDOT.
The public are sick and tired of waiting for this project to be done. Businesses have closed, time has been wasted and people are fed up. Tuscaloosa will forever be scarred by the poor execution of this project.