Highway 59 Widening & Improvements

In an effort to create economic opportunities, improve traffic and pedestrian safety, and promote a more sustainable community The City of Gulf Shores has been awarded funding through the 2019 U.S. Department of Transportation’s BUILD Grant Program (https://www.transportation.gov/BUILDgrants) for an innovative, multifaceted project that will enhance the quality of life for our residents and visitors. The widening of Highway 59 and multiple improvements along the highway are also included in this funding.

Project Components

  • New Third Southbound Lane from Coastal Gateway Boulevard  to Fort Morgan Road (Hwy 180)
  • Hwy 59 Access Management
  • Intersection Improvements (L-Turn Lanes)
  • New Entrance & Access Management at Publix

Project Phases:

Phase 1 (BUILD Grant) – Ft. Morgan Road to Cypress Bend Drive (Target)

Project will be managed by the City of Gulf Shores.

Complete Design: December 2021
Construction Begins: June 2022
End Construction: August 2024

Phase 2 (ATRIP 2 Grant) – Cypress Bend Dr. (Target) to Coastal Gateway Blvd

Project will be managed by Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT).

Complete Design: August 2022
Construction Begins: November 2022
End Construction: November 2024

City Contact

Mark Acreman, City Engineer
(251) 968-6583

Highway 59 North

Hwy 59 Northbound

Highway 59 South

Hwy 59 Southbound

Third Southbound Lane Map

HWY 59 Widening Map

New Publix Entrance

New Publix Entrance