The Baldwin County Commission has been awarded a Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) Grant by the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) to construct a new freestanding pedestrian bridge on the Eastern Shore Trail near the Grand Hotel in Point Clear. The project will safely and efficiently convey pedestrians over Point Clear Creek and has an estimated construction cost of $910,000 with 80% of funding provided by the TAP Grant.
The TAP Grant was accepted at the December 19th Commission Meeting allowing the design phase to begin. Construction is scheduled to finish in 2025 and will complete a missing link in the 22-mile long Eastern Shore Trail that currently stretches from Spanish Fort to the Weeks Bay Reserve at Fish River. Consisting of sidewalks, asphalt paths, elevated boardwalks and low bridges, the Eastern Shore Trail is shared by runners, pedestrians, and casual cyclists. The Baldwin County Commission is grateful to ALDOT for this grant which will support our strategic goals of providing safe infrastructure to meet the ever-growing needs of the residents and visitors of Baldwin County.
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For more information, please fill out a media request submission form at: https://baldwincountyal.gov/departments/county-administration/media-request