Kay Ivey declares Bayway Toll project “Dead.”

Kay Ivey
Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey is sworn in as Alabama governor, Monday, April 10, 2017. [Photo Credit: Governor's Office | Sydney Foster

Today, the Eastern Shore Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) met to vote on its Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP), which establishes the area’s transportation priorities from 2020 to 2023. 

Included on the agenda was the controversial Interstate 10 Mobile River Bridge and Bayway project. During the four hour meeting, which included statements from may toll detractors, the Eastern Shore MPO took a vote not to include this project on its TIP.

Upon hearing that the local delegation failed to move this project forward, Governor Kay Ivey released the following statement:

“With the action taken today, there is no pathway forward, and this project is dead. Moreover, without a project, there is no need for a meeting on October 7. I am thereby canceling the Toll Road, Bridge and Tunnel Authority meeting.”