The proposed I-10 Toll Bridge, Tunnel, and Bayway are controversial for their toll, but Africatown residents have concerns with the toll, toll aversion traffic, as well as many environmental concerns and concerns with the existing infrastructure along Africatown Blvd that results in dangerous conditions for residents.
On Tuesday, July 19, 2018, the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) hosted a community meeting at the Robert Hope Community Center in Africatown about its plans to include a tolling component in the proposed I-10 Bridge and associated Bayway reconstruction.
Participants in that meeting raised numerous concerns not only about the possibility of traffic that would avoid the proposed toll on the I-10 Bridge and the Wallace Tunnel but also about existing conditions of traffic in the community that regularly results in difficulties and dangers for residents. Participants also requested that ALDOT commit to another community meeting to expand participation. Continue reading