Brasfield & Gorrie kicks off construction of City Walk BHAM; to be complete in 425 days

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City Walk
The City Walk skate park under the I-59/20 bridge. Rendering via City Walk BHAM

Remember when Birmingham fell in love with the new lights under the I-59/20 bridge? We’ve got some exciting news. Yesterday, ALDOT announced that Brasfield & Gorrie has officially kicked off construction on City Walk BHAM, a massive project under the bridge that will connect the city like never before. Keep reading for all the details!

Not Familiar with City Walk?

City Walk BHAM
An overview of the City Walk plan. Rendering via City Walk BHAM

City Walk BHAM is an upcoming, 31-acre park located under the I-59/20 interchange in downtown Birmingham. The park will include recreational, art, performance, sports and green spaces, a skate park facility, market areas, a dog park and much more.

City Walk will be split into eight “blocks” under I-59/20, which are:

  • A: 15th Street to 16th Street, Recreational Sports and Gathering Spaceplans include challenge course, amphitheater, civil rights story zone, recreational sports space with artificial turf, multi-use field, gathering space, 1/4-mile walking trail.
  • B: 16th Street to 18th Street, Food Trucks, Skate Parkplans include a roller skating rink, food trucks, activity zone, skate park.
  • C: 18th Street to 19th Street, Performance Space, Outdoor Classroomplans include performance space, outdoor classroom, parking.
  • D: 19th Street to Richard Arrington Jr Blvd, Central Plazaplans include an outdoor stage, central gathering space, green ribbon garden path, water feature, restrooms, security station, info desk.
  • E: Richard Arrington Jr Blvd to 22nd Street, Market Spaceplans for this block include a market space.
  • F: 22nd Street to 23rd Street, Beer and Wine Gardenplans include a beer and wine garden, green ribbon garden path.
  • G: 23rd Street to 24th Street, Dog Parkplans include a dog park, pickleball, restrooms, and parking.
  • H: 24th Street to 25th Street, Gateway to City Walk with Pond and Playgroundplans include a gateway pond, greenspace, playground, restroom and pavilion.

Learn more about the City Walk Masterplan here.

Construction Commences on City Walk BHAM

City Walk BHAM
A rendering of a pavilion at City Walk BHAM. Rendering via City Walk BHAM

On July 1st, ALDOT announced that Birmingham-based contractor Brasfield & Gorrie has officially started construction on City Walk. As the Official Construction Partner of The World Games 2022, Brasfield & Gorrie has deployed three construction crews in order to complete a portion of City Walk before The World Games 2022 kicks off next July.

“Brasfield & Gorrie is deeply invested in Birmingham’s success, and we are honored to play a role in bringing to life this unique concept that will further enhance the experience for events at the BJCC Complex, including the upcoming World Games 2022.”

Brasfield & Gorrie Regional Vice President Kevin White

ALDOT plans to have City Walk entirely complete in 425 days.

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Nathan Watson
Tennessee native who fell in love with Birmingham during college. Graduated from Birmingham-Southern College in 2019. Passionate about Birmingham and its continued growth.
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