Off the beaten path, a neighborhood has been in limbo for the last several years waiting to find out if a new road will cut right through the middle of it.
“They could be directly impacted by the final alignment,” says Gulf Shores Public Works Director Mark Acreman.
The latest look at where that road will go will be the focus of a public involvement meeting Tuesday night at the Gulf Shores Activity Center. “It would connect from the Baldwin Beach Express just south of County Road 8, due south and go west and tie in back to Highway 59 next to The Track,” according to Acreman.
The city of Gulf Shores sent out about 50 letters inviting folks that would be directly or indirectly impacted by this road project to come to this meeting. A dozen of those property owners on Creek Road off County Road 4 could end up losing their house. “There could be some folks that would be directly affected because it does either directly touch or come close to a large investment that they have so we’re very sensitive to that,” says Acreman.
Input from Tuesday’s meeting could impact the final design of the road. Once environmental studies are complete and permits in hand, right-of-way acquisition could start by next Spring.
“Hopefully two years, three years from now, we will see the road in place,” says Acreman.
That public meeting begins Tuesday night at 5:30 at the Gulf Shores Activity Center on Clubhouse Drive. The proposed design of the road will be on display and folks will be able to ask questions and submit comments concerning the upcoming project.