On Monday, August 18th, the Build the I-10 Bridge Coalition, in partnership with Coastal Alabama Partnership and the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, launched the new www.buildthei10bridge.com website. The site includes general information about the project, next steps in the process, ways for the public can get involved, and latest news. Supporters are encouraged to write letters of support, attend the public hearings, and follow the Build the I-10 Bridge Coalition on Facebook and Twitter.
In addition, the site highlights the economic impact of construction of the I-10 Bridge and Bayway widening project. In the analysis conducted by Dr. Don Epley of the University of South Alabama, Dr. Epley states that “Construction of the new I-10 Bridge will be one of the largest economic impacts on the Mobile area and Southwest Alabama. Changes in the Mobile and Alabama economics will be significant and large. The new roadway will promote economic development to the next level.” By the numbers, Alabama is expected to “receive 18,274 new jobs and $40.720 million in new tax revenue from the construction of the I-10 Mobile Bay Bridge. Mobile will receive 10,301 new jobs and $22.4 million in projected new tax revenue. The Mobile area will see a new output activity level of $1.5 billion.” The executive summary of the report is available on the new website under the tab “Economic Impact.”
CAP is excited to continue to support the Build the I-10 Bridge Coalition in their effort to promote this project. Stay connected and up-to-date on all things related to the I-10 Bridge project by: