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$315 million to fund projects in Mobile, Baldwin countines

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A $315 million from the RESTORE Act and the Alabama Gulf Coast Recovery Council will help fund projects in southwestern areas of the state.

Al.com reports that 50 projects will be given funding for infrastructure, environmental restoration and economic development. The biggest include $56 million for five major road expansion projects in Baldwin County, $28 million for a new facility at the Port of Mobile, $27 million for projects affecting Dauphin Island's Aloe Bay and $21 million to redevelop the docks in Bayou La Batre.

Funds will also help improve water-sewer systems and eliminate sewage overflows.

The money comes from penalties paid by companies involved in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

A council director says more than 400 projects were submitted by various organizations and government entities.

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