Gulf Shores to pursue grant for $13.5M project to add pedestrian bridge over canal, enhance Waterway District | AL.com

Seeking to open new routes for drivers and pedestrians, and stabilize its economy for the long haul, Gulf Shores hopes to net federal grant dollars to underpin an estimated $13.5 million infrastructure project along the Intracoastal Waterway.

Among the project elements:

  • A new pedestrian bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway would link to the Alabama 59/Dr. W.C. Holmes Bridge.
  • A new road would unite Waterway Village’s north side with the Gulf Shores Business and Aviation Park.
  • Improved streets and sidewalks would course throughout the village district, and better tie together the Alabama 59 bridge and Baldwin County .
  • Property owner Jim Mattei would provide a 100 percent funding match for a private road opening the way for further development on the waterway’s north side on tracts that he controls.
  • There would be two new turn lanes south of the Alabama 59 bridge, and an extension of the southbound lane.

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