Baldwin County, Ala., recently sought a public-private partnership to help fund the widening of the Foley Breach Express bridge, one that has seen consistent traffic congestion due to the road’s popularity. The bridge is used by residents and tourists to reach the Orange Beach/Gulf Shores areas.
Local officials worked with American Roads LLC to create the P3, a solution that will save Alabama taxpayers $30 million for a road a small minority of residents will use. Officials said more solutions like this one are envisioned to meet the state’s growing needs.
“ALDOT and local governments are struggling to adequately meet the needs posed by maintaining existing roads and bridges and new construction to relieve congestion, so considering toll-funded construction will be essential in the future,” said Tony Harrid, Alabama Department of Transportation spokesman.
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