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New Parking Widget Shows You Real Time Parking Availability

parking greenThere is a new faster way to find parking in Birmingham structures. Simply pull up the City of Birmingham app on your smart phone, or go to which is the homepage, and click on the green and white parking widget in the upper right corner of the page. It will pop up an orange box with real time parking space availability and a map to all the structures. It's that easy and convenient. When you are making plans to come to Birmingham, check out parking ahead of time and get real time information. For more parking initiatives, go to

Inside City Hall
Old Woodward Downtown Infrastructure Project Slated for 2018 midblock crossing graphic

The City of Birmingham’s Old Woodward reconstruction project, originally planned for this summer, will now take place during the spring of 2018. On Monday, April 24, the Birmingham City Commission voted to reject bids the City had received for the project, and to rebid in the fall. The section along Old Woodward from Oakland to Brown will be the first phase of downtown infrastructure improvements that will span over the next several years. The area will receive extensive upgrades, including: new sewers, water main, pavement, street lights, traffic signals, planters and parking meters. Due to a demanding construction season, the City received a low number of bids to complete the work in the summer of 2017 and they were significantly higher than expected. The revised project timeline will allow for additional companies to bid on the project. In addition, it will give Birmingham merchants more time to prepare for the project and develop incentives to be offered throughout construction.

Learn more about the City’s upcoming downtown infrastructure improvements and project phases at

May News from Birmingham
View the May edition of the Around Town e-Newsletter for information about many upcoming events in Birmingham, leash laws, recycling, volunteer opportunities and more! Sign up to receive the monthly Around Town e-Newsletter at