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.