Governor Ivey Makes Statement Following Eastern Shore MPO’s Failure to Prioritize Mobile River Bridge and Bayway Project

Statements
Posted on August 28, 2019

MONTGOMERY – Today, the Eastern Shore Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) met to vote on its Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP), which establishes the area’s transportation priorities from 2020 to 2023. Among the items considered was the Interstate 10 Mobile River Bridge and Bayway project. During the meeting, the Eastern Shore MPO did not choose to prioritize this project on its TIP.

Upon hearing that the local delegation failed to move this project forward, Governor Ivey released the following statement:

“With the action taken today, there is no pathway forward, and this project is dead. Moreover, without a project, there is no need for a meeting on October 7. I am thereby cancelling the Toll Road, Bridge and Tunnel Authority meeting.”

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