Toll planned for $2B bridge span crossing Mobile River, bay
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Tolls will help finance a new, $2 billion bridge that will cross the Mobile River and Mobile Bay on Alabama’s coast.
News outlets quote officials with the bridge project as saying a toll of at least $3 and as much as $6 will be needed to pay for the bridge.
Construction is supposed to start next year, and the tolls won’t start until work is done around 2025.
The project will increase the capacity of Interstate 10, which crosses the Mobile River and Mobile Bay at downtown Mobile. Construction will occur over a 10-mile-long area from downtown Mobile to Daphne in Baldwin County.
The bridge project’s website says the final price of tolls will be determined by factors including construction and maintenance costs.