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Baldwin Beach Express bridge Alabama News
Beach Express bridge sale to be completed on May 23; No more tolls beginning at noon

As of noon on Thursday, May 23, drivers crossing the Beach Express Bridge will no longer pay tolls.

Foley Beach Express Alabama News
Foley, Orange Beach, Baldwin County to terminate Beach Express contracts

The Baldwin County Commission, the city of Foley and the city of Orange Beach are scheduled to terminate contracts with the Baldwin County Bridge Company.

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 BALDWIN COUNTY BRIDGE COMPANY Alabama News
Elliott 'thrilled' ALDOT spending $60M on Baldwin County bridge; Says plans may not be concrete

State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) says there are still conversations to be had about how to use the Foley Beach Express bridge once ALDOT buys it.

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 bridge Alabama News
'Frustrating but not surprising': ALDOT blames inflation, interest rates for pause of I-10 Mobile River and Bayway project

The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) said inflation and high interest rates are the reasons behind a review of costs for the I-10 Mobile River and Bayway project.

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.

ALDOT Alabama News
ALDOT opens new ‘online news hub’

Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) officials announced ALDOTNews.com, an online news hub launched today by ALDOT on Monday.

I-65 near Jemison, Ala. Alabama News
State Rep. Smith: I-65 gridlock is impacting rural Chilton County

During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," Smith offered his assessment of I-65 traffic problems plaguing parts of his district and expressed his hope for attention from the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT).

Alabama political news highway 45 Alabama News
Would the Alabama Legislature consider mandating how ALDOT prioritizes road improvement projects?

For nearly 100 years, U.S. Highway 45 has run from Mobile to the Alabama-Mississippi state line, running parallel to the old Mobile & Ohio Railroad, from downtown Mobile, through Prichard and Citronelle to the state line.

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.

ALDOT Director John Cooper mug shot Alabama News
Criminal trial for ALDOT director John Cooper delayed for second time in Marshall County

 The criminal trial for Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) director John Cooper has been pushed back once again in Marshall County.

Foley Beach Express Alabama News
ALDOT stalls on Foley Beach Express repaving, widening project approval — Could force lane closures during peak tourist season

Work to repave and widen Foley Beach Express is expected to begin in spring 2024 after two years of planning.

Geraldallen Alabama News
Legislative delays on ALDOT contracts over West Alabama Corridor dispute ending next week

Alabama Department of Transportation contracts held up by legislators in September over a dispute involving the financing and wisdom of the West Alabama Corridor project will move forward next week.

Baldwin Beach Express bridge Alabama News
Toll bridge fight not over in Baldwin County; Case heading back to court this month

The Baldwin County Bridge Company (BCBC) versus Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) saga is not over.

Linden, Ala. Alabama News
Delays on ALDOT contracts over West Alabama Corridor still in place after three weeks

Fourteen Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) contracts worth well over $100 million are still being delayed over three weeks since legislators placed holds on the contracts over a dispute about the West Alabama Corridor at a committee meeting.

West Alabama Corridor Groundbreaking, November 12, 2021 Alabama News
Is the West Alabama Corridor eligible for federal funding?

State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) said recently he’s concerned about whether the West Alabama Corridor is actually currently eligible for federal funding due to the type of permitting that is being used on the project by the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT).

ALDOT Alabama News
'The short answer is nothing is resolved': ALDOT contracts still on hold by legislators

Fourteen Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) contracts held up over a dispute last week about the future of the West Alabama Corridor project are still on hold nearly a week later.

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 ‘disappointed’ with Supreme Court decision; says opinion reveals 'terrifying reality' in Alabama

A representative for the Baldwin County Bridge Company released a statement on behalf of Neal Belitsky, president of the company.

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.

ALDOT160 Alabama News
Despite repeated pleas to ALDOT for improvement, fatality-plagued State Hwy 160 collapses in Blount County

A section of Alabama Highway 160 in Blount County collapsed Sunday night, according to the Blount County Emergency Management Agency.

Will ainsworth podcast Alabama News
Will Ainsworth: ALDOT director John Cooper would be fired if I were governor

When it comes to Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) Director John Cooper, Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth doesn’t mince words.

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