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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 cable stayed 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 Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Study (SDEIS) which now include bicycle and pedestrian facilities is waiting for approval after which time public hearings will be scheduled. Public hearings on the SDEIS should occur in the second quarter of 2018.
The three teams which have been deemed qualified after a thorough technical and financial capability review will submit proposals for the design, build, and operations including a 55 year long maintenance contract of the Mobile River Bridge and Bayway. Proposals will be due this fall with the selected team expected to be chosen by the end of 2018.
Several I-10 interchanges will be modified during construction including Duval St/ Broad St, Virginia St, Texas St, Canal St/Water St and the East tunnel exit. 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.
For more information on the Mobile River Bridge, click the Mobile River Bridge logo.
As part of the City of Mobile's efforts to evaluate its aging infrastructure and develop a Facilities Master Plan, the firm of Gensler/CBRE was contracted to evaluate the Mobile Civic Center. An open house to share proposed concepts for repurposing the Civic Center as well as the 22 acre site it sits on was held November 13-14, 2017.
Goals for the Civic Center site include reorganizing the site to provide for new or renovated facility structures that allow for improved performing arts space as well as a better mix of uses and activities in order to create a hub for year round activity. It is also important to improve the connectivity of the site with Spanish Plaza, LoDa, Fort Conde Village and the water front. Repurposing the site must allow for a seamless transition of the site to provide for continued use of civic facilities during Mobile's Mardi Gras.
Repurposing the site is not likely to retain or renovate the current Civic Center auditorium, but it may include retaining and renovating the Theater portion. Repurposing the site is also likely to include the construction of one or more new mixed use civic venues, a structured parking deck, a mix of high and low density residential space and construction of new office space.
With these goals in mind the city will be developing a Request for Proposal (RFP) that will be submitted to global development groups who may have an interest in developing the site thus incorporating a mix of public and private funding which will be necessary to accomplish to project. Repurposing the site could begin as early as 2020.
The GOVERNMENT STREET COLLABORATIVE (GSC) is a grassroots campaign to bring together resident groups from north and south of Government Street and other Mobile citizens concerned with the historic corridor’s future. For more information just click on the image to the left.