Mobile to Catch Up on Capital Improvement Needs

For years the City of Mobile has struggled to fund major capital improvement projects but in 2015 that is expected to change drastically.

That’s because the city has set aside $21 million for repairs towards infrastructure, like roads, and aging parks. Councilmembers say one of the top priorities are streets in disrepair, and dangerous intersections. Now the challenge will be how to prioritize everything. That’s now being ironed out by the council. Meanwhile city engineers are getting ready.

“With cooperation between the council and the mayor’s office, within the next 3 years which has been funded now, the city is going to see 10 times more projects than they have seen in the past.”

This Tuesday, council was supposed to approve a consulting firm to help prioritize and manage the laundry list of projects but they’ve pushed it back for a vote next week.

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