We applaud the decision from three of our county commissioners this week in moving forward with gathering funding to fix our state roads issues around the county.
Commissioners Skip Gruber, Chris Elliott and Tucker Dorsey deserve praise for voting to push this proposal that will see $126 million in needed infrastructure improvements for Highway 31, Highway 181 and Highway 180.
Drivers in some parts of Baldwin County will be seeing a lot more road construction in upcoming months. Tuesday, November 15, 2016, the Baldwin County Commission approved a plan to contribute more than $35 million dollars towards road improvements over the next several years.
Both toll road amendments for Baldwin County were defeated by voters during the Nov. 8 general election, according to the Alabama Secretary of State’s Office on Thursday.
Neither one is expected to be approved after the state’s canvassing board meets Nov. 29 to certify the election results. And that includes a statewide amendment which had been widely reported as being approved when, according to Secretary of State officials, it was defeated.
Sugar-white sand beaches, a culinary scene rivaling New Orleans, a vibrant shopping district—Gulf Shores, Alabama, is one of America’s greatest under-the-radar beach towns. Wander your way through the Wharf, an entertainment district that’s a hybrid of Rodeo Drive chic and old-school Charleston charm, or enjoy fresh oysters and cocktails at one of the city’s many waterfront locales. And, of course, there’s always the beach. Below, we’ve selected the best ways to spend your time.
Alabama passenger rail supporters hope that the phrase “Trump train” is more than a metaphor. They’ll be pressing the new administration to bring back actual trains to the state, particularly the Gulf Coast.
Decision 2016 is now six days away. Local 15 wants to make sure you are prepared to cast your vote. We all know the candidates running to be our next President, but you may not be so sure on what else you will find on the ballot.
BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — The extension of the beach express to I-65 has been in the works for a long time and will cost millions of dollars. County commissioners agreed a toll would be the best way to help pay for it. Baldwin County officials say where that funding comes from will depend on your vote.
GULF SHORES, AL – Residents who might be affected by a proposed road from the Foley Beach Express eventually to Alabama 59 in Gulf Shores were show preliminary plans on Oct. 18. All residents were invited to have a look at the proposed road.
GULF SHORES — Dan Doyle lives across the street from the Intracoastal Waterway on Canal Road in Gulf Shores. Sadly, just before 6 a.m. on Oct. 26, he experienced what has become a part of life there.“Annually I see about one person per year die in this canal,” Doyle said from his front yard.
A toll may be coming to Baldwin County, but it’s up to your vote come November. November is right around the corner, and one item on this year’s ballot for Baldwin County residents is Amendment 3, establishing a county toll authority.
According to District 3 Commissioner Tucker Dorsey, this is a plan leaders have come up with to extend the Beach Express at I-10, to I-65.
Congressman Bradley Byrne lacks a challenger in this year’s election, so he’s able to spend his recess time back home reaching out to constituents and hearing what issues are important to voters across the 1st Congressional District.
Byrne said some issues he’s been fighting for have continued to be sticking points that he will continue to fight for, especially the proposed I-10 Bridge.
“Honestly, we’ve got everyone agreed on the need for this project,” Byrne said. “We’ve been able to bring together people from across the Gulf Coast region to address this traffic issue that affects all of us. This project is in Alabama, but the effects of the traffic going through Mobile are felt throughout the region.”
A man and a woman were killed in a Friday evening collision near Magnolia Springs in Baldwin County.
Patricia Kay Dolihite, 60, and Cameron Alexander Davis, 19, were killed when the 1989 Ford Bronco Dolihite was driving collided with the 1999 Honda Accord driven by Davis, according to Alabama state troopers. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.
Alabama’s most visible public beachfront serves as an “iconic” stretch for the city of Gulf Shores. But the hub for shopping, dining, festivals, sightseeing and sand can be difficult to navigate for pedestrians and cyclists.
Just before 1 p.m. on Oct. 19, Foley Police Department, Foley Fire Department and Medstar EMS responded to a two-vehicle accident on the north side of Foley. The accident involved an SUV and a “box” style truck or vehicle, according to Lt. Otis Smith with Foley Police Department.
An ALDOT official e-mailed a response to questions sent earlier Sunday morning. She said they plan on removing the trailer from the bay starting at 9:30 Monday night. Expect traffic to be diverted to the causeway.