Connie Hudson to Governor Bentley: Fix Highway 98


MOBILE, AL (WALA) –

In a letter to Governor Robert Bentley, Mobile County Commissioner Connie Hudson requested that a portion of the $1 billion claimed by the State of Alabama for the economic loss in the BP settlement (agreement in principle) be earmarked through ALDOT for funding for the completion of a stalled new U.S. Highway 98 project.

Commonly referred to as "Bloody 98" because of the frequent fatal accidents occurring on the roadway, Hudson says the new U.S. 98 project has been on the Alabama Department of Transportation’s list of pending improvements for nearly 20 years, and in that time, […]