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More than $300 million coming to local RESTORE projects

SPANISH FORT, AL (WALA) -

The Alabama Gulf Coast Recovery Council has now listed its recommendations on which Mobile and Baldwin county projects  to fund with Deepwater Horizon penalty money. 

Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson joined mayors from Baldwin County and former Congressman Jo Bonner serving on the council deciding which projects would get "RESTORE" money.

It recommended funding more than 40 projects to the tune of more than $300 million.

In Baldwin County,  projects approved included money for widening highways 31 and 181 among other improvements.

But there still has to be a public comment period before work can start.

Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon said, "We were included in the major project of $56 million dollars, so we're going to have a five lane (roadway) from The Wharf all the way to 161 and then, from 161, it will be three lanes to the elementary school."  

Jimmy Lyons, the Vice Chairperson of the Council, said "We've got to review their comments, so, probably, about in the vicinity of five to six months before we start seeing any funds flow." 

Mobile County projects getting money include reconstructing the Broad-Beauregard Corridor and a welcome center in historic Africatown.

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