This week multiple lawmakers have been speaking up about the 2.1-billion-dollar price tag for the proposed Mobile River Bridge and Bayway. Some local lawmakers have brought up the old estimated price for the entire project of $850 million saying they want ALDOT to go back to that number. However, ALDOT said the $850 million figure was an estimate from years ago that was very preliminary. They said it did not consider several factors, which is why the estimated cost for the project went up nearly 150%. “The project went from $850 million to $2.1 billion and I think it's just fair to ask questions,” said State Representative Matt Simpson.


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