Gina Gregory is entering her third term on the Mobile City Council serving District 7. Her district is primarily residential with a few small businesses, still she is overseeing several projects. The biggest is the widening of Ziegler Blvd.
"The Ziegler Blvd. project is huge. There are two phases, one from Forrest Hill to Cody Road. The second phase will go from Cody down to Schillinger," said Gregory.
She says the project was in the works before she took office 8 years ago. Since it's a state project, the city matched $2 million. She says there's no specific date yet for construction but with the grant money approved, she is hoping to see bids go out and construction begin next year.
"It includes having to purchase right of way, do a lot of engineering work and then we had to actually start over again because the state requires either sidewalks or bike paths to be included in these widening projects," Gregory said.
Gregory says she also plans to add a round-about at the intersection of Museum Drive and McGregor Avenue to ease congestion. Other ongoing projects include work in the Hillsdale community and Mobile Terrace.
"I've been talking with Habitat for Humanity as well as some other housing groups about coming into Mobile Terrace to build single family homes.. And also to build some multi-family homes for seniors," she said.
Gregory says her major concern is infrastructure and drainage issues in her district.
Gregory also says building sidewalks in her district is a top priority.
Along with grants, much of the money raised has been from children holding sidewalk-a-thons. the area from Ridgelawn to mcgregor is next on the list of sidewalks which are scheduled to be built.