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National Transportation Research Group Names Mobile’s Greatest Transportation Deficiencies

5-2016_NYCU bridgeA new report identifies Alabama’s 50 most-needed transportation improvements to address deficient, crowded or congested roads, highways and bridges throughout the state. Released by TRIP, a Washington D.C.-based national transportation research organization, five of the top 20 projects in Alabama are located in Mobile.

 

“Good infrastructure and economic development go hand in hand,” said Bill Sisson, president and CEO of the Mobile Area Chamber. “In Mobile, we’re blessed with an excellent transportation network – deep water, air, interstate and rail. But to remain competitive, it’s critical that improvements and expansion continue to be made to that network.”

 

Making needed transportation improvements would enhance economic development opportunities throughout the state by increasing mobility and freight movement, easing congestion, improving safety and making Alabama an attractive place to live, visit and do business, according to the report.

 

The top five projects in Mobile are:

  • Capacity improvements on I-10 from downtown Mobile across Mobile Bay;
  • Widening U.S. 98 from the Mississippi state line to Mobile;
  • Adding lanes on I-10 from the Mississippi state line to Mobile;
  • Adding lanes to I-10 on the Eastern Shore; and
  • Widening U.S. 90 in Mobile.

 

Click here to read The Business View – May 2016