The City of Orange Beach gets 30 cents per car that travels across the Intercoastal Waterway via the Beach Express toll bridge. The fact that the city gets money from the toll has been a talking point for those supporting a new taxpayer-paid bridge nearby.
Montgomery County Circuit Judge Jimmy Pool's ruling last week partially revealed how the Alabama Department of Transportation and Gov. Kay Ivey were interacting on the long-contemplated Intracoastal Waterway bridge project in South Baldwin County.
The Alabama Department of Transportation plans to continue the fight for a new, free bridge in Baldwin County after the construction of the bridge was halted Wednesday when Judge Jimmy Pool ordered a preliminary injunction.
A judge could make a decision as early as Friday on whether to halt a bridge project in Baldwin County.
Less than a week after Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed an executive order for transparency within state agencies, she filed a motion requesting to protect communications, including emails and text messages, between her office and the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT).
The back-and-forth over a new bridge near Alabama's beaches continues as the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) prepares to begin construction on the project.
Orange Beach mayor Tony Kennon said he wants to speak with Gulf Shores Mayor Robert Craft publicly over disputes surrounding the Alabama Department of Transportation’s (ALDOT) proposed alternative to the Foley Beach Express toll bridge.