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West Alabama Corridor Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott warns future administrations, legislatures could deny completion of West Alabama Corridor without federal funding, FHWA permitting

Despite the hold placed by State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine), the ultimate price tag on the route, which would complete a four-lane corridor between Mobile and Tuscaloosa, remains an unknown.

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.

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 Alabama News
14 ALDOT contracts still on hold by legislators over West Alabama Corridor dispute

Fourteen Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) contracts delayed by legislators at a Contract Review Committee meeting earlier in the month are still on hold.

Kayivey Alabama News
Ivey breaks silence on West Alabama Corridor project: ‘We’re going to press on’

Governor Kay Ivey recently broke her silence regarding the West Alabama Corridor project, saying it was a "vital" project that will continue as planned despite it currently being placed on hold by the Contract Review Committee.

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).

Elliott Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott slams Ivey administration's 'reckless' spending on West Alabama Corridor: 'This isn’t an Oprah giveaway'

"This isn’t an Oprah giveaway where she gets to say, ‘You get a car. You get a car. You get a road project. You get a road project.'"

West Alabama Corridor Alabama News
State Sen. Givhan: West Alabama Corridor 'about politics': 'What it's going to take for them to vote for the gas tax'

Speculation is rampant as to why Gov. Kay Ivey's Alabama Department of Transportation, under the leadership of director John Cooper, is willing to spend in excess of $1 billion of federally unmatched state gas tax revenue on the so-called West Alabama Corridor project.

West Alabama Corridor Alabama News
Legislators delay all ALDOT contracts over U.S. Highway 43 expansion fight

Two legislators on opposite sides of an ongoing battle over the future of the West Alabama Corridor project delayed all Alabama Department of Transportation contracts being considered at a committee meeting on Thursday afternoon.

Will Ainsworth, John Cooper Alabama News
Ainsworth: ALDOT director Cooper 'threatening' lawmakers for I-65 widening support

While talking about needed infrastructure projects in Alabama Thursday on FM Talk 1065’s “The Jeff Poor Show,” Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth claimed that Alabama Department of Transportation director John Cooper has threatened lawmakers who are pushing for a project on Interstate 65.

Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson Alabama News
West Alabama Corridor proponent Mobile Mayor Stimpson says federal matching may come at later phase

Despite the Ivey administration's best efforts, the so-called West Alabama Corridor that would complete a four-lane route between Mobile and Tuscaloosa with a price tag approaching $1 billion remains a controversial use of public dollars.

IMG 3866 Alabama News
West Alabama mayors defend West Alabama Corridor project

Amidst concerns from some state officials over projected costs, multiple West Alabama mayors met in Thomasville to argue for the value of the West Alabama Corridor on Tuesday.

State Sen Chris Elliott Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott: Tired of 'incremental indoctrination' in libraries and other public venues

State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) spoke Tuesday to the Common Sense Campaign at the Foley Public Library about top issues facing his constituents.

Ivey Bentley Alabama News
Bentley backs Ivey on West Alabama Corridor, Says Ainsworth ought to let Ivey 'handle the situation right now while she's in office'

Governor Kay Ivey has one ally in her bid to finish a four-lane route between Tuscaloosa and Mobile.

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.