Alabama’s most visible public beachfront serves as an “iconic” stretch for the city of Gulf Shores. But the hub for shopping, dining, festivals, sightseeing and sand can be difficult to navigate for pedestrians and cyclists.
Crews are ripping up asphalt and laying it back down on a one-mile stretch of the eastbound lanes of the main beach road in Orange Beach from Walmart to the Cotton Bayou Beach Access.
It’s all part of a 20 million dollar project that will replace left turns with U-turns.
Just before 1 p.m. on Oct. 19, Foley Police Department, Foley Fire Department and Medstar EMS responded to a two-vehicle accident on the north side of Foley. The accident involved an SUV and a “box” style truck or vehicle, according to Lt. Otis Smith with Foley Police Department.
According to statistics motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teens.’
That’s why Gulf Shores High School is trying to create campus awareness about teen driver safety for “National Teen Driver Safety Week.”
Off the beaten path, a neighborhood has been in limbo for the last several years waiting to find out if a new road will cut right through the middle of it.
“They could be directly impacted by the final alignment,” says Gulf Shores Public Works Director Mark Acreman.
An ALDOT official e-mailed a response to questions sent earlier Sunday morning. She said they plan on removing the trailer from the bay starting at 9:30 Monday night. Expect traffic to be diverted to the causeway.
The driver of an 18-wheeler carrying milk cartons is lucky to be alive after a crash sent him plummeting off I-10 bridge and into Mobile Bay.
An 18-wheeler carrying milk fell off of the Bayway Bridge near mile marker 33 around 3:00 a.m. Saturday morning and plunged into the Mobile Bay.
A spokesman from the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office said the driver conscious and alert. He was airlifted to a local hospital after the accident.
With $65 million in new money thanks to the state’s BP settlement, the long-beleaguered U.S. 98 project in coastal Alabama has a new life, but officials are proceeding cautiously.
PERDIDO KEY, Fla. (WEAR) — Traffic along Perdido Key Drive is much better Tuesday after drivers complained of severe delays Monday, when a major resurfacing project started.
Commissioner Doug Underhill looked into the complaints and found out the issue.
The city of Foley passed a new gas tax that will add three cents per gallon to gasoline being brought into the city. Foley was one of only a few cities in Baldwin County not to have a gasoline tax and city leaders said it is needed to help pay for road projects.
A new gas tax passed by the city of Foley will go into affect later this year and will impact distributors who sell and transport fuel to gas stations.
The three cent tax on motor fuel will be levied on distributors who supply gas stations.
SILVERHILL, AL – It’s currently illegal to operate a standard golf cart on most roads, but in Baldwin County, that could change.
Voters will be asked to approve Local Amendment 4 in the November general election. The amendment would give individual municipalities in Baldwin County the ability to control and regulate the use of golf carts on city roads.
If Local Amendment 4 is passed, golf carts would have to be equipped with specific safety features including headlights, tail lights, turn signals and windshields.
A female driving a motorcycle was killed Tuesday night in Gulf Shores.
The accident occurred on Highway 59 near the Cove Avenue intersection around 10:45 p.m. Tuesday night, according to the Gulf Shores Police Department.
SUMMERDALE, AL – State troopers are investigating a deadly accident that happened Saturday on the Baldwin Beach Express at the intersection of County Road 36. Four others involved in the wreck were hurt.
A two-vehicle crash resulted in several injuries Saturday night in Summerdale, according to authorities.
It happened on Baldwin Beach Express South at County Road 36, according to an Alabama State Trooper, who also told FOX10 News five people with injuries were taken to a local hospital.
Alabama State Troopers say a man from Robertsdale was killed in a two-vehicle wreck on the Baldwin Beach Expressway Saturday night.
State lawmen say 55 year-old Jimmy F. Werner died at a local hospital after the 2000 Chevrolet Silverado, which he was a passenger in, collided with a 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by 48 year-old Mark Byrnes of Summerdale.
The Orange Beach Police Department is investigating an early morning crash, where a driver was blinded by the sun and caused an accident with a Baldwin County School bus.
OBPD Public Information Officer, Steve Brown said the accident took place just after 7:a.m. in the 2400 block of Canal Road.
Fifty-five million dollars to spend on three road projects, the continued four-laning of Highway 181, the widening of Highway 31 and expanding Canal Road on Pleasure Island. But not with 55 million dollars. Those three road projects are estimated to cost 125 million, 70 million more than what the legislature allocated from the state settlement with BP over the 2010 oil spill.
BAY MINETTE, AL- The Baldwin Beach Express North would connect the existing Beach Express from Interstate 10 to I-65 near Bay Minette.The county commission was hoping to use money from the BP settlement to help fund the 200 million dollar highway, but the 55 million dollars Baldwin County got in the agreement obviously isn’t enough.
The U.S. 98 improvement project in Mobile County has been referred to as a road that leads to nowhere. Its extension into Mississippi, costing in the hundreds of millions of dollars, has been stalled for decades due to a lack of funding.
After days of heated debate, the Alabama legislature passed the BP settlement bill and Governor Robert Bentley signed it into law the very next day.
The Alabama Senate voted to slash all of the $191 million that was originally allocated to the Gulf Coast for road projects in Senator Steve Clouse’s BP Settlement Bill.
Alabama legislators debated today how to use a $1 billion oil spill settlement with BP, seeking common ground on how much should go to coastal counties and how much should go to paying off state debts and to Medicaid.
Alabama is facing large shortfalls for both Medicaid and its General Fund. Politicians are fighting about whether to cut programs or raise taxes in response, when they should be focusing on increasing economic growth. It is also odd that they are so intent on using millions of scarce taxpayer dollars to build a new bridge for the state’s wealthiest citizens when better options are available.
A single vehicle crash last night in Pensacola claimed the life of one woman and sent another woman to the hospital in serious condition.
The crash occurred on Perdido Key Drive Saturday night around 10:40 p.m. near the intersection of Johnson Beach Road, which is near the Beach Colony Resort.
PENSACOLA, FL (WALA) - Southwest Airlines Flight 3472 suffered a major malfunction of its left engine, forcing pilots to divert the aircraft to Pensacola International Airport for an emergency landing at 9:40 a.m. Saturday, according a statement from the airline.
The last images of a Nissan sports car, just before it crashed and killed the driver, 20-year-old Sandy Hadley of Seminole and passenger 18-year-old Sarah Williams of Theodore, captured on a Summerdale police officers patrol car dash-cam.
Two people are dead and several others are injured following a police pursuit on the Baldwin Beach Express near County Road 36. It happened around 7:30 Thursday night.
Two people are dead and many others have been reported injured after a police pursuit involving a Summerdale police officer and a rogue driver on Baldwin Beach Express and County Road 36.