After Yellowhammer News on Thursday reported that Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) has secured the federal appropriations that could very well fund the final part of the historic project to deepen and widen Mobile Harbor, Governor Kay Ivey released a statement celebrating the achievement.
“The Port of Mobile plays a significant role in expanding Alabama’s global footprint,” Ivey began. “Our Port, being one of the largest in the nation, ensures that our Made in Alabama brand is recognized worldwide.”
“Earlier this year, our state made an investment in our infrastructure through the Rebuild Alabama Act, and that includes deepening and widening the Port,” she advised.
Shelby previously got legislation passed that increased the federal cost share for the port project to 75%, lessening the burden on the state. Now, he potentially secured the final federal funds necessary to complete the important upgrades.
“This additional federal help will enhance the Port of Mobile, and I commend Senator Shelby for his leadership in securing additional funds,” Ivey concluded.
Sean Ross is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn