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Mobile Master Plan: An artist rendering showing a view of Civic Center Arena looking north. This mixed use development utilizes zoning from the Downtown Development Code, passed by the Mobile City Council in May 2014. Our future is created by what you do today, not tomorrow.
The Alabama Department of Transportation will be modifying the I-10 interchanges from Texas Street to the West Tunnel entrance. (Project number DPI-AL06 (900)). The purpose of the proposed modifications are to improve traffic flow and reduce the accident rate on the western approach to the Wallace Tunnel. The project will consist of removing existing structure and new construction. 

The circular ramps currently connecting Water Street to I-10 (seen in yellow) will be removed. 
New ramps from I-10 to Water Street will be positioned at Canal Street.  You will also be able to access   I-10 in both east and west directions from Water Street at Canal Street.







Both the Mobile River Bridge project and the Wallace Tunnel project are under the direction of :
Mr. Vincent E. Calametti, Division Engineer
Alabama Department of Transportation Ninth Division
1701 I-65 West Service Road N
Mobile, Alabama 36618-1109



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PO. Box 741    Mobile, Alabama 36601
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"The Future is created by what you do today, not tomorrow"
Church Street East helped put the lid on Walter Energy's Blue Creek Coal Terminal. This coal terminal would have piled 360,000 metric tons of coal just outside our doorstep, but ran into serious opposition from the community including Church Street East. Had Walter Energy been successful in their push, the terminal would have been operational for forty years. Our future is created by what you do today, not tomorrow.  
The I-10 Mobile River Bridge and Bayway Widening project is a proposal to increase the capacity of I-10 by constructing a new six-lane bridge with 215 feet of Air Draft Clearance (ADC) across the Mobile River and widening the existing I-10 bridges across Mobile Bay from four to eight lanes. The proposed project would be located in Mobile and Baldwin Counties, Alabama. 
What's Next?
For more information on the Mobile River Bridge, click the Mobile River Bridge logo below.
The comment period for the just released environmental impact study begins September 23, 2014 and ends November 7, 2014. There will be two public hearings for the public to comment. The first is September 23, 2014 from 4-8pm at the Alabama Cruise Terminal. The second meeting is September 29, 2014 from 4-8pm at the 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center in Spanish Fort. Both forums will start at 5:30pm with a presentation from ALDOT. Speakers will have a two minute time frame to provide their comment. At each meeting, the public may also fill out a comment sheet in lieu of speaking. Comment sheets will also be available online beginning September 23, 2014 but must be returned before November 7, 2014. Comment sheets may be turned in at the public meeting, faxed to ALDOT's Southwest Region at 251-473-3624, emailed to hamlettk@dot.state.al.us or hossaina@dot.state.al.us . Comments must be made using the official comment form available online or at the public meetings. Our future is created by what you do today, not tomorrow.
Oil and Petroleum Storage Tanks
American Tank and Vessel has plans to develop up to 32 oil storage tanks on property located just north of downtown Mobile. Exactly how this development will be allowed to impact the Historic Africa Town and Plateau communities, adjacent housing, the environment and hurricane preparedness remains to be seen. Currently the issue is before a three person sub committee of the Mobile Planning Commission. The sub committee will make recommendations to the full committee before it is taken back up by the Mobile City Council. Our future is created by what you do today, not tomorrow.
For more information on oil and petroleum storage tanks in downtown Mobile, or how you can get involved please see: