IIJA provides funding for Selma Riverbank Stabilization project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District recently received congressional funding for the design of the Selma Flood Risk Management Feasibility Project in Selma, Ala.

The Selma Project will stabilize the riverbank in Selma, near the historic Edmund Pettus Bridge, which was the site of the three famous Civil Rights Marches from Selma to the state capital of Montgomery in 1965, led by the late John Lewis and the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The infrastructure bill signed by Congress and the president, provides the funds for design, and a Design Agreement between the Mobile District and the City of Selma is expected to be executed by May 2022.

“Selma is a historic national treasure,” said Col. Jeremy Chapman, Mobile District Commander. “Mobile is proud to play our part in preserving it for our future generations.”

Selma Mayor James Perkins, Jr. said the Project is crucial to his city.

“The collaboration with USACE and the $803,000 federal allocation received through the infrastructure bill is to begin the design phase of the Riverbank Stabilization project will ensure that we are shovel ready,” Perkins said. “The Project is critical to the sustainability of Selma’s physical resources along the Alabama River and economic development along historic Water Ave. making the area ripe for investment.”

For more info on the Selma Flood Risk Management Feasibility Project, please click HERE.

Photo: USACE