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Tag: Alabama Department of Transportation

Baldwin Bridge Alabama News
Watch: Crews cheer as Beach Express toll plaza demolished

The Alabama Department of Transportation has removed all of the toll plaza from the Baldwin Beach Express bridge.

BALDWIN COUNTY BRIDGE COMPANY Alabama News
ALDOT to demo Baldwin Beach Express Bridge toll plaza beginning this weekend

The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) will demolish the toll plaza on the Beach Express Bridge in Baldwin County beginning June 16.

MARSHALL COUNTY PROPERTY Alabama News
Judge sets fifth court date for ALDOT director’s criminal charge

Once again, the trial of Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) Director John Cooper has been pushed back.

State Sen Chris Elliott Alabama News
ALDOT's pause to I-10 project ending soon; State Sen. Elliott: 'The state of Alabama cannot afford this project alone'

State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) says the state needs to think creatively about the Interstate 10 Mobile River Bridge and Bayway project and maybe consider cutting costs so something can be done.

John Cooper Baldwin Beach Express BCBC Alabama News
Bridge company lawsuit against ALDOT director officially dismissed

A lawsuit filed by Baldwin County Bridge Company in October 2022 against Alabama Department of Transportation director John Cooper was officially dismissed Thursday.

Ceremonial signing Alabama News
Ceremonial signing with Gov. Ivey signifies unity on Beach Express project; Mayor Kennon wants new bridge

Governor Kay Ivey was in Foley Wednesday for a ceremonial signing of paperwork related to the purchase of the Beach Express bridge in Baldwin County.

Baldwin County Bridge Company Alabama News
Bridge builder: Taxpayers getting a good deal on Baldwin County bridge buy

The sale is expected to be completed sometime in May, at which time the toll will be eliminated.

Beach Express BCBC Baldwin County Bridge Company Alabama News
Beach Express toll bridge to Orange Beach to be sold to ALDOT for $60M

The Baldwin County Bridge Company's toll bridge that takes drivers into Orange Beach, is set to be sold to the Alabama Department of Transportation.

MOBILE BAYWAY Alabama News
ALDOT slams brakes on I-10 Mobile River Bridge and Bayway project

The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) has paused work on a long-awaited project that would connect Mobile to Daphne and relieve traffic between Mobile and Baldwin Counties.

Marshall County Courthouse Trial Alabama News
Harassment trial for ALDOT director pushed back for civil case decision

The judge presiding over a criminal case for Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) director John Cooper has pushed back the trial date for the third time.

Businesses on the west side of Highway 59 were given gaps between barriers Alabama News
ALDOT project barriers harming Gulf Shores businesses; Barriers stop short to allow access to state-run ABC liquor store

Some businesses along a section of Highway 59 in Gulf Shores are asking the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) to take notice and make changes before they are forced out of business due to a long-term project that got underway in July of 2023. They say since then, sales are down and anxiety is high.

Beach Express BCBC Baldwin County Bridge Company Alabama News
Baldwin County Bridge Company trial date set for case against ALDOT Director Cooper

A trial date has been set for the case involving Baldwin County Bridge Company versus Alabama Department of Transportation Director John Cooper. Both parties agreed Tuesday to schedule the trial for Aug. 12, 2024.

MARSHALL COUNTY PROPERTY Alabama News
Defendant in civil case cries foul over ALDOT's John Cooper posting barbed wire, 'no trespassing' signs on disputed property easement

In a civil case involving a company owned by Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) director John Cooper, the defendant has filed for a preliminary injunction to stop Cooper's company and new plaintiffs from keeping the defendant from his property.

Scott Bridge Company Alabama News
Construction still stalled on Baldwin Beach bridge project despite Alabama Supreme Court ruling — 'We are waiting for a legal technicality to be taken care of'

The bridge company contracted by the Alabama Department of Transportation to build a new bridge over the Intercoastal Waterway is still not at work, days after the Supreme Court of Alabama gave the green light for the work to continue.

Beach Express BCBC Baldwin County Bridge Company Alabama News
Baldwin County Bridge Company hikes tolls, blames ALDOT director Cooper for increase

The Baldwin County Bridge Company increased rates Wednesday following a Supreme Court ruling in favor of Alabama Department of Transportation director John Cooper.

CHRIS ELLIOTT Alabama News
'You heard it here first': State Sen. Elliott says state could eventually take over BCBC bridge

State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) spoke on "The Jeff Poor Show" on Mobile radio's FM Talk 106.5 Friday just hours after the Alabama Supreme Court decided to lift a preliminary injunction ordered by a lower court, allowing for the building of a third bridge over the Intercoastal Waterway.

ALDOT Alabama News
ALDOT, Gulf Shores Mayor Craft applaud Alabama Supreme Court decision on new Intercoastal Waterway bridge — ‘An important victory’

The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) released a statement Friday following the ruling of the Alabama Supreme Court concerning a bridge in south Baldwin County.

SCOTT BRIDGE COMPANY NEW BRIDGE 3 Alabama News
Supreme Court reverses preliminary injunction on building of Baldwin County bridge

The Supreme Court of Alabama ruled in favor of the Alabama Department of Transportation’s director John Cooper in his case appealing a preliminary injunction halting the construction of a bridge in south Baldwin County. The Court ordered the lower court must reverse that preliminary injunction.

Albritton Alabama News
State Sen. Albritton: ALDOT 'difficult' to work with — Agency's priorities need to be 'more reflective of what the state needs'

A common refrain from members of the legislature is the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) is a problematic agency to work with and function with little to no input from lawmakers.

ALDOT Alabama News
DOJ suing ALDOT for not re-hiring worker who was thrown off back of truck, claims violation of ADA

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a civil rights lawsuit Monday against the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT), claiming a maintenance technician who was injured on the job was denied re-hiring.

ALDOT Director John Cooper mug shot Alabama News
Criminal trial for ALDOT director Cooper delayed after civil suit filed this month

The trial for Alabama Department of Transportation director John Cooper has been continued in Marshall County.

BALDWIN COUNTY BRIDGE COMPANY Alabama News
ALDOT director Cooper claims BCBC acted in 'bad faith;' Says preliminary injunction costing millions

The Supreme Court of Alabama is reviewing a brief filed in the case of Alabama Department of Transportation director John Cooper, in which he claims a lower court's decision issuing an injunction halting the building of a bridge in Baldwin County was not legal.

West Alabama Corridor Alabama News
Ainsworth blasts Ivey's $1 billion West Alabama Corridor as chronic traffic jams plague I-65 — 'It's time for new leadership at ALDOT'

Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth took to Twitter on Saturday to share a complaint about traffic on I-65 and call for new leadership in the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT).

ALDOT Director John Cooper mug shot Alabama News
ALDOT hosting annual conference same week as director Cooper's harassment trial

This year, the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) is hosting the 82nd Southern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. The conference will be in Mobile from August 5-9, just days after director John Cooper is set to go to trial on a harassment charge.

Tim James Alabama News
Tim James: Baldwin County bridge lawsuit against ALDOT director should matter to everyone

As 1819 News previously reported, former gubernatorial candidate Tim James has a unique perspective in a legal battle going on between Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) director John Cooper and the Baldwin County Bridge Company (BCBC).

ALDOT Director John Cooper mug shot Alabama News
‘He threatened to shoot me’: Man who pressed charges against ALDOT director John Cooper details harassment claim

A man who says he just wants to enjoy his property is now in the middle of a legal battle with the director of the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT). But the property dispute is not over state-owned land, it’s over personal property and now criminal charges are involved.

Gulf Shores Alabama News
Gulf Shores mayor cancels press conference on bridge construction; Being cautious during legal battle

1819 News called and emailed Craft, asking several questions about his position on the decision and about what will happen next. However, he is unable to answer those questions after he said he was advised to wait until a decision is made by the Supreme Court.

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