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Ivey reschedules Toll Authority meeting to October 7

Evan Mealins

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On Tuesday, Gov. Kay Ivey announced in a letter to the Alabama Toll Road, Bridge and Tunnel Authority that the group’s next public meeting has been rescheduled to October 7th at 1:30 p.m.

Ivey had earlier this week scheduled the meeting for September 17th at 1:30 p.m. before it came to the attention of Ivey’s office that holding the meeting on this day posed a potential conflict for some who wished to attend.

The Coastal Alabama Partnership is holding a “Washington, D.C. Fly In” on September 17th to discuss with White House staff and senior U.S. Department of Transportation staff the proposed I-10 bridge project. Some 20 local officials from Mobile and Baldwin counties have signed up to attend the D.C. meeting, the Coastal Alabama Partnership said. Ivey also mentioned in a separate letter to State Auditor Jim Zeigler that a local referendum to be held in Baldwin County on September 17th was another possible conflict.

The new October 7th date is expected to allow more officials to attend the meeting and, being a Monday, will be more convenient for any federal officials who may wish to participate, Ivey said. 

The purpose of the meeting of Toll Road, Bridge and Tunnel Authority is to discuss plans and alternatives for the proposed Mobile River Bridge project. It will be held in the auditorium of the Alabama State Capitol.

 

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Evan Mealins is a reporting intern at the Alabama Political Reporter and student at Auburn University working toward a B.A. in media studies. You can follow him on Twitter @EvanMealins or email him at [email protected]

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