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$315 million awarded to Gulf Coast projects for BP oil spill recovery

Mobile County alone will benefit from $161 million in RESTORE Act funding

MOBILE, AL (WKRG) - Hundreds of millions of dollars is on its way to the Gulf Coast for dozens of projects as part of the recovery efforts in the aftermath of the BP oil spill in 2010.

The Alabama Gulf Coast Recovery Council selected the 46 projects as part of the RESTORE act, with money paid by companies after the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

The total for the Gulf Coast region is $315 million. In Mobile County, $161 million will fund projects in cities such as Dauphin Island, Bayou la Batre and Mount Vernon.

In Baldwin County, one of the most notable projects being funded is the extension for the Baldwin County Beach Express from Interstate-10 to Interstate-65 near Stockton.  It's among the projects being funded that have been in limbo for years. 

A breakdown of the projects being funded is available here: SLIDESHOW: Gulf Coast projects receiving big bucks from BP oil spill recovery funds



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