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July 6, 2022 

Details on where Uber, Lyft and Birmingham on Demand can drop off and pick up customers for the July 7 opening ceremony 

All Uber, Lyft, Birmingham on Demand (Via) and taxicab drivers can pick up and drop off World Games spectators at The Hub, which is located at the corner of Seventh Avenue North and 23rd Street North in downtown Birmingham. This lot, which is known as The Hub on the TWG Transit Line map, is being made available because downtown World Games venues such as Protective Stadium, the BJCC and City Walk are within a secure perimeter and no through traffic will be allowed. People with plans to visit City Walk, Boutwell Auditorium, the Sheraton Birmingham or the Westin Hotel should also take note of The Hub.

Ride share drivers will enter at 23rd Street North and Seventh Avenue North, going northbound on 23rd Street North. They need to turn left into the large lot, known as The Hub, to pick up a rider. Then, they need to exit the Hub, going southbound on 22nd Street North.

There will be signage identifying the Hub. There will be designated pick-up and drop-off spots for riders to catch their Uber ride. These pick-up spots will be numbered with Uber, Lyft, etc. on the signs. Riders should be sure to tell driver which numbered sign they are standing at when teh Uber, Lyft or Via driver comes to pick them up at the Hub. The Uber, Lyft or Via drivers need to know to be on the lookout for the numbered signs.

This is the ONLY ride share lot for City Walk, Uptown and Protective Stadium. Hotels like the Sheraton and the Westin are within the perimeter, and Uber, Lyft and taxicab drivers will NOT be able to get to the hotels. Again, they will need to use the ride share lot to pick up and drop off their customers.

The World Games Transit Line will also be available during the World Games. For locations to ride the line, which include Legion Field and Homewood, please visit www.twg2022.com/ride. For additional information on the World Games, visit www.birminghamal.gov/worldgamesfaq and www.twg2022.com.

 

July 6, 2022

For Frequently Asked Questions about the The World Games in Birmingham, please click here.

 

July 5, 2022 

ALDOT announces planned lane closures on I-20/59 SB, in Jefferson County

Jefferson County – The Alabama Department of Transportation will close the right turn lane on the I-20/59 southbound ramp to 25th Street for Traffic Control purposes during the World Games.

  • The closure will begin Tuesday, July 5.
  • The right turn lane is planned to be closed throughout the World Games competition.
  • The right turn lane is expected to be re-open by 6 a.m., Monday, July 18th.

Motorists are requested to consider using alternate routes, adjust arrival/departure times, observe work zone speed limits and other work zone signs, and use extreme caution in this area. ALDOT thanks motorists for their patience during this maintenance operation to improve Alabama’s roadways.

ALDOT’s mission is to provide a safe, efficient, environmentally sound transportation network across Alabama. For further information, visit www.dot.state.al.us.

 

 

Hazardous material restrictions

The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT), under a directive from the U.S. Secret Service and Birmingham Police Department, will restrict all hazardous material cargo shipments identified by placard and/or shipping papers on I-59/20 through Downtown Birmingham during The World Games being held July 7-17, 2022.

 

 

Learn more about road closures and security perimeters for the World Games 2022

The City of Birmingham has identified secure perimeters and road closures which will be implemented during The World Games 2022, which takes place July 7 – 17, 2022. The perimeters, coordinated in partnership with the World Games Birmingham Organizing Committee and federal law enforcement, will ensure the level of safety and security essential for a multi-day, multi-location international event. The World Games 2022 events will require a secure boundary and road closures at several venues. These perimeters will restrict non-official vehicular access to certain areas, including: BJCC/Protective Stadium and downtown, Avondale Park, Bessie Estell Park, portions of UAB, 1st Avenue South at Railroad Park, and 8th Avenue West at Legion Field.

These secure boundaries will be in place through July 17, 2022. 

To learn more about Avondale Park perimeter, please click here.

To learn more about Bessie Estell Park and UAB perimeter, please click here.

To learn more about Downtown Birmingham perimeter, please click here.

To learn more about 1st Avenue South at Railroad Park road closure, please click here.

Learn more about 8th Avenue West at Legion Field road closure, please click here.

The following list should not affect residents or business operations.

Controlled access and traffic control will be in place during events at CrossPlex. To view the map.

Controlled access and traffic control will be in place during events at Birmingham Southern College.

Controlled access and traffic control will be in place during events at Sloss Furnace.

Question? Email bhamready@birminghamal.gov

City of Birmingham Opens Temporary Satellite Office

Location: 1200 Tuscaloosa Avenue

Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. for permits | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. for Finance Department

Deliveries into the Downtown Birmingham Perimeter will be controlled access

All delivery vehicles will be required to enter the marshalling yard for a security screening at 19th Avenue North and Carraway Boulevard. The screening will take place each day from 12 a.m. (midnight) to 12 p.m. (noon). Delivery vehicles (trucks, vans) larger than a personnel vehicle will be restricted to delivery in the perimeter from 12 a.m. to 8 a.m. daily.

Temporary Suspension of resident/ commercial construction in security perimeters

In preparation for the 2022 World Games, the City of Birmingham has issued a temporary suspension of certain residential and commercial construction work and permits within the perimeters of the venues for the games. This will allow law enforcement, city planning and transportation officials to create a safe, efficient navigation system of the facilities and surrounding areas. The first phase of the suspension began on June 21.

The work and permit suspension includes the construction, alteration, enlargement, repair, and demolition of all structures; including the excavation, grading, filling, or clearing of land; as well as utility-related permits and other various permits. This applies to the areas that surround the following World Games venues:

  • Protective Stadium
  • Central Downtown
  • UAB
  • Avondale Park
  • CrossPlex
  • Sloss Furnaces
  • Legion Field
  • Birmingham Southern

An exception may be granted if halting the construction project will cause significant damage or if an emergency necessitating a construction repair is needed. This program will go into effect in two tiers to mitigate its impact on the community as much as possible.

Tier I permits (Please click here to view the FAQ)

  • No Tier I permits will be allowed after June 21. (Note: For the Central Downtown area, only Tier I permits will be restricted within the perimeter.)

Tier II permits (Please click here to view the FAQ)

  • No Tier II permits will be allowed beginning July 1.

Inspections for both Tier I and Tier II permits may continue up to June 30, 2022. Construction permits and work for the suspended areas may resume on July 18. All permit activities and inspections will continue as normal citywide except for the temporary suspension within the designated restricted area.

During the World Games, a remote permit office will be open at 1200 Tuscaloosa Ave. That office is open on weekdays, June 27 – July 15. Hours will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for permits and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Finance.

All permitting applications will be available at the satellite office. Normal permit and finance service operations will resume at City Hall on July 18.

For questions about permits at the satellite office, call 205-254-2904. For Finance questions, call 205-254-2188. For tax and license, call 205-254-2198.

City of Birmingham to open temporary satellite location for certain services during World Games    

Birmingham, AL – The City of Birmingham will open a temporary satellite office for permitting and finance services during the upcoming World Games. The office will be located at 1200 Tuscaloosa Ave. on weekdays from Monday, June 27 through Friday, July 15. Hours will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for permits and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for finance.

All permitting applications will be available at the satellite office as well as the following finance operations: business licenses, business taxes, payment of permit fees, and cash management functions. Checks and debit/credit cards are preferred for all payments.

The satellite office is being offered because City Hall will have limited access due to its location within a secure perimeter during the World Games, which takes place July 7-17. City services will continue at City Hall with reduced staff and limited parking because of road restrictions. In an effort to provide ease of entry and quicker access to services, the satellite location is being made available.

For questions about permitting services offered at the satellite office, call 205-254-2252 and 205-254-2904. Inquiries about finance services offered at the temporary site, call 205-254-2188 for cash management and 205-254-2198 for tax and license

Construction work and permitting near World Games venues to pause for a short-term  

Birmingham, AL – In preparation for the 2022 World Games, the City of Birmingham is administering a temporary suspension of certain residential and commercial construction work and permits within the perimeters of the venues for the games. This will allow law enforcement, city planning and transportation officials to create a safe, efficient navigation system of the facilities and surrounding areas. The first phase of the suspension begins on June 21. 

To read more, please click here.

For Frequently Asked Questions, please click here.

To view construction free zone map, please click here.

The City of Birmingham Announces Secure Perimeters for World Games 2022

The City of Birmingham has identified secure perimeters and road closures which will be implemented during The World Games 2022, which takes place July 7 – 17, 2022. The perimeters, coordinated in partnership with the World Games Birmingham Organizing Committee and federal law enforcement, will ensure the level of safety and security essential for a multi-day, multi-location international event.

“Our commitment is to create a once-in-a-lifetime experience that brings people together for a fun, inspiring and safe event,” Mayor Randall L. Woodfin said. “The city has consulted federal, state and local partners as well as other high-level international events to ensure the best experience possible for our athletes, visitors, residents and businesses.”

“This is a big moment for our city and it requires a great deal of teamwork and communication,” said Nick Sellers, CEO of the World Games 2022. “While there may be some inconveniences traveling into the safety perimeter around the BJCC/ Protective Stadium and downtown, our partners at Birmingham City Hall are in regular communication with every business inside this perimeter on plans to help accommodate them. And the comprehensive World Games Transportation plan will offer a new and more efficient system for everyone to safely get to the events and back to their vehicle without the parking hassle.”

The World Games 2022 events will require a secure boundary and road closures at several venues. This perimeter, which will be set-up in late June and early July, will restrict non-official vehicular access to certain areas, including:

  • BJCC/Protective Stadium and downtown
  • Avondale Park
  • Bessie Estell Park
  • 1st Avenue South at Railroad Park
  • Legion Field/8th Avenue West

These secure boundaries will be in place through July 17.

For more information, please click here.

To view the Downtown Road Closure Map, please click here.

To view the Railroad Park Closure Map, please click here.

To view the Bessie Estell & UAB Road Closure Map, please click here.

To view the Avondale Park Road Closure Map, please click here.

To view the Legion Field Road Closure Map, please click here.

To view the Sloss Furnaces Road Closure Map, please click here.

To view the Crossplex Road Closure Map, please click here.

To view the Birmingham Southern Campus Road Closure Map, please click here.