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AL - Two more RESTORE grants set to be accepted by Gulf Shores

New road way near the airport, Little Lagoon are latest projects

Gulf Shores, Ala. – (OBA) – The city is looking to cash in on about $25 million in RESTORE funding for a major road project in the Waterway Village District and rehabilitation work in Little Lagoon.

The Waterway project will include improvements to 2.8 miles of roadway north of the Intracoastal Waterway between State Route 59 and the Foley Beach Express. Initially, the award was to be about $14 million but the city has asked for an amended award to cover growing costs.

“The City has also requested additional contingency funds for the project in the amount of $5,609,492 to cover recent construction cost increases,” city documents state. “Once approved, this … amendment will allocate a total of $19.6 million RESTORE funds for this phase of the project.

In February of 2020, the council approved $4 million to Volkert for engineering and design services for the project. Those costs are 100 percent reimbursable.


The goal of this project is to enhance the water quality and improving the habitat in the Little Lagoon in a partnership with three universities and the Dauphin Island Sea Lab.

This project will improve habitat and enhance water quality in Little Lagoon through a coordinated program of restoration activities implemented by the city and its university partners.

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