County ready to invest in favored route for highways

Baldwin County commissioners have put money where their hopes are for a new highway connecting Interstates 10 and 65 just east of Loxley and Bay Minette.

Commissioners voted 4-0 Tuesday to contract with Volkert & Associates for an environmental impact assessment of a proposed extension of Baldwin County 83 from a planned I-10 interchange in Rosinton nearly 21 miles north to I-65. The contract authorizes spending up to $450,000.

Last summer, the state Department of Transportation began surveying a proposed corridor for such a connector several miles to the east, near the Florida-Alabama line

County ready to invest in favored route for highways