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AL finds $27M in funding for Mobile interchange

Associated Press - September 25, 2010 5:24 PM ET

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Alabama transportation officials say they have $27 million in funding to overhaul an accident-prone interchange for Interstate 10 in Mobile.

DOT engineer Vince Calametti told the Mobile Press-Register that the goal is to improve safety at the eastbound entrance to the Wallace Tunnel by eliminating the Water Street interchange. He blames frequent auto accidents on the shape of the eastbound onramp.

The new plan would move the interchange to Canal Street.

The Downtown Mobile Alliance has backed eliminating the Water Street ramps for years. The group says the ramps cut off the city center from its waterfront.

Construction could start as early as 2012.

Information from: Press-Register, http://www.al.com/press-register/

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