A New Beginning
After a four year hiatus, the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) is preparing to begin work once again on a new road designed to relieve congestion on existing US 98 in northern Mobile County.
To gain public input, ALDOT hosted a Design Hearing on August 8, 2013 at the River Church in Semmes. A map of the redesigned project can be seen by clicking here.
The meeting, which attracted over 100 visitors, was an informal walk-in information session where ALDOT and consultant's personnel were available to answer specific questions concerning the project. Preliminary maps and study data prepared for this project were available for inspection. Comment sheets were available to encourage visitors to share their thoughts and suggestions.
To encourage more community input about the highway's new design, ALDOT has extended the public comment period to Friday, August 30th. You can obtain a comment form by clicking here.
ALDOT thanks you for your interest and patience as we move forward with our mission of providing a safe, efficient and environmentally-sound transportation network throughout Alabama.
We're Looking For A Few Good Volunteers
As part of ALDOT's commitment to keep the public more involved and better informed on the Safe 98 project, we created a Community Outreach Group. These private citizens have volunteered to work with ALDOT to ensure we are headed in the right direction. They assist us in providing feedback to plans, suggesting alternatives, asking pertinent questions and keeping the community informed.
We are now looking for as many as five additional members to replace those who can no longer serve on Safe 98's Community Outreach Group. We are particularly interesting in adding residents from the Lott Road area to identify issues of importance there.
If you are interested in serving on this group please click here to view the nomination form. All nominations will be reviewed and selected by an independent selection committee.
Nominations will be closed on October 4th and the selection committee's decisions will be determined during the week of October 21. Those selected will be contacted the week of November 4th.
Our first COG orientation meeting is scheduled for the week of December 2nd.