In an effort to create economic opportunities, improve traffic and pedestrian safety, and promote a more sustainable community The City of Gulf Shores has been awarded funding through the 2019 U.S. Department of Transportation’s BUILD Grant Program (https://www.transportation.gov/BUILDgrants) for an innovative, multifaceted project that will enhance the quality of life for our residents and visitors. The widening of Highway 59 and multiple improvements along the highway are also included in this funding.
New Third Southbound Lane from Coastal Gateway Boulevard to Fort Morgan Road (Hwy 180)
Hwy 59 Access Management
Intersection Improvements (L-Turn Lanes)
New Entrance & Access Management at Publix
Phase 1 (BUILD Grant) – Ft. Morgan Road to Cypress Bend Drive (Target)
Project will be managed by the City of Gulf Shores.
Timeline: Construction Begins: Summer 2023 End Construction: Summer 2025
Phase 2 (ATRIP 2 Grant) – Cypress Bend Dr. (Target) to Coastal Gateway Blvd
Project will be managed by Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT).
Timeline: Construction Begins: Fall 2024 End Construction: Fall 2026