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The City of Gulf Shores Public Works Department is committed to improving the roadways, sidewalks and utilities for community members. We invite you to view current construction projects happening in the City of Gulf Shores and follow along with our progress. 

Gulf Place Revitalization Project

Project Overview: The Gulf Shores public beach-front area at the terminus of Highway 59 and Beach Boulevard is one of the City’s most prominent locations and is the center of economic activity for the community. Public access and pedestrian safety are critical to the economic success of the region moving forward. In an effort to activate, revitalize, and efficiently manage this important community resource the City has developed a master plan for redevelopment of the beach-front area known as ‘Gulf Place’. The overall vision of this comprehensive plan is to develop the public beach area into a safe, accessible, family-friendly destination that serves different activities and acts as a catalyst for economic development. 

The planning process accounts for the numerous events which take place during the off-season such as the Annual National Shrimp Festival and the Oyster Cook-off and Craft Beer Festival.  Great care will been taken to ensure their success with minimal disruption.  While under construction, periodic closure of the main beach area will occur and the public is requested to utilize the “NEW” West Gulf Place beach access at west 2nd street.

Estimated Construction

Sept. 2017 - April 2018 

 Approved Budget

$15 Million

Design By:

TSW

Contractor

Cunningham DeLaney Construction, LLC


Phase 1 - Recently Completed

Phase I construction began September 6, 2016 and was completed in June of 2017. This portion of the project totals at $4.5 million and includes:

  • Enhanced and expanded parking
  • 20 foot wide beach boardwalk
  • Seating and shade structures
  • Renovated public restroom facilities
  • New Beach Safety Headquarters
  • Extensive natural/coastal landscape

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Phase 1 Plan

Phase 2 - In Progress

Phase 2 construction is now underway and is slated for completion by April of 2018. This portion of the project totals at $4.67 million and includes:

  • 20 foot wide beach boardwalk
  • Large public green space for events
  • Children’s playground
  • Seating and shade structures
  • Improved pedestrian access and safety
  • Improved traffic flow and drop-off locations
  • Renovated public restroom facilities
  • Environmentally-friendly lighting
  • Attractive hardscaping and landscaping

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Phase 2 Plan

Highway 182 (Beach Blvd) Roadway Improvements

Highway 182 Roadway improvements are now underway and are slated for completion by Fall 2018. Some minor traffic disruptions may occur throughout this process.  Motorist are encouraged to exercise caution. 

 This project totals at $4 million and includes:

  • 8' sidewalks on North and South side of the Highway from Gulf State Park to West Lagoon Avenue 
  • Dedicated bike lanes
  • Raised medians
  • Mast arm traffic signals with pedestrian timers

Estimated Construction

Sidewalks & Medians: May 2018

Traffic Signals: September 2018

 Approved Budget

$4 Million

Design By:

 Volkert

Contractor

Cunningham DeLaney Construction, LLC

Bagby & Russell

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182 1

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182 2

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182 3

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Windmill Ridge Road Bridge Deck Replacement

This project will begin and reach completion during the week of November 6, 2017. Motorist can expect the temporary closure of Windmill Ridge Road at the bridge and the detouring of local traffic.  

This project totals at $65, 000 and includes:

  • The removal and replacing of the existing bridge deck

Estimated Construction

November 6 - 10, 2017

 Approved Budget

$65,000

Design By:

 Volkert

Contractor

Pope Contracting

Phase II - Widening of the Bayou Village Bridge  for Sidewalks

Phase II of the widening of the Bayou Village Bridge will start November 13, 2017 and is slated for completion February 1, 2018. The location of this project is Highway 59 next to the Original Oyster House. This project will require the temporary narrowing of Highway 59 at the bridge during construction.  Motorist should exercise caution and expect significant traffic impacts.  

This project totals at $1.2 million and includes:

  • The widening of the existing bridge deck 
  • 8' sidewalks 
  • Decorative handrails and lighting 

Estimated Construction

November 13, 2017 - February 1, 2018

 Approved Budget

$1.2 million

Design By:

Thompson Engineering 

Contractor

Pope Contracting