Neel-Schaffer to work on historic
Mobile River Bridge project

Neel-Schaffer will soon be engaged in the largest project (by construction cost) in the history of the firm, the $850 million Mobile River Bridge and Bayway Widening project in Mobile, AL.

Mobile Bay Gateway Partners, a partnership that includes Mobile-based Thompson Engineering, HDR, and Hatch Mott McDonald, was recently awarded the contract for the project to design a new bridge over the Mobile River, and widen the Bayway connector (I-10).

As a subconsultant to Mobile Gateway Partners, Neel-Schaffer will provide preliminary design services in the following areas: Environmental, traffic engineering and ITS, bike and pedestrian facilities, and hydraulics analysis.

The new bridge and widening of I-10 will help alleviate traffic congestion in the City of Mobile. Currently, I-10 traffic is routed under the river via the Wallace Tunnel. The Bayway will be widened from two to four lanes in each direction.

“This is a milestone for us in Alabama”

“This is a milestone for us in Alabama,” said Chris Sellers, who leads Neel-Schaffer’s Alabama operations. “It’s a signature project that means a lot to the City of Mobile and to the State of Alabama. We are very fortunate and very excited to be a part of a project of this magnitude that will have such an impact on the local community. It will mean a lot to our employees to say we were a part of this.”

John Murphy, who joined Neel-Schaffer in 2013 and leads our Mobile office, will be Neel-Schaffer’s project director. Sellers said work will be performed through our three Alabama offices (Mobile, Tuscaloosa and Birmingham), and other offices throughout the company.