State Highway 59 Capacity Improvements Project

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In an effort to create economic improve traffic conditions, increase capacity and efficiency, enhance vehicular and pedestrian safety, and promote a more sustainable community The City of Gulf Shores is pursuing funding through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s INFRA Grant Program (https://www.transportation.gov/buildamerica/infragrants) for an innovative project that will address critical transportation infrastructure issues. 

Project Overview

 

The Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) Grant Program provides dedicated, discretionary funding for projects that address critical issues facing our nation’s highways and bridges.  The program is administered by the U.S. Department of Transportation, and will make approximately $1.5 billion available to projects that improve transportation infrastructure and support four key objectives: (1) Supporting economic vitality at the national or regional level, (2) Leveraging Federal funding to attract non-Federal infrastructure investment, (3) using innovation to improve safety and expedite project delivery, and (4) Achieve specific, measurable outcomes. 

The State Highway 59 Capacity Improvements Project will increase capacity along State HWY 59 from County Rd 6 to Clubhouse Dr by adding an additional southbound lane, constructing a new pedestrian bridge across the ICW to connect the north and south Waterway Village areas, and improving intersections at County Rd 6, Cotton Creek Dr., and the proposed HWY 59 Medical Facility Access Roads

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  1. Project Benefits
  2. Project Documents
  • Increase capacity along State HWY 59 from County Rd. 6 to Clubhouse Dr.
  • Reduce traffic congestion and improve vehicular and pedestrian safety.
  • Provide additional capacity to improve evacuation time during natural disasters.
  • Improve traffic conditions at several intersections along State HWY 59.
  • Create and enhance connectivity to new proposed medical facility, Jack Edwards Airport, Gulf Shores    Business and Aviation Park, and Waterway Village District.