Two new bridges for Orange Beach?


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Tuesday night, the mayor of Orange Beach will join local and state leaders in releasing details on new transportation and education projects.

One of the projects Orange Beach officials hope to build is a new north-south bridge over Wolf Bay connecting Highway 161.

Mayor Tony Kennon says a number of road projects are planned, some paid for by a recent increase in the lodging tax or Restore money.

Kennon said, "We're looking to add another lane to Canal Road and we're looking at a bridge to the west and the Wolf Bay Bridge, so we could possibly end up with three bridges here. With the rate of growth that we have, we have got to get ahead of the curve infrastructure wise. You can't stop the growth. It's coming whether you like it or not."

Baldwin County Superintendent Eddie Tyler is also scheduled to attend the meeting to talk about a new combination middle and high school to be built in Orange Beach.

The meeting will begin immediately after the 5pm city council meeting at the Orange Beach Event Center.

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