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Infrastructure Bill Provides Funding for Design of Selma Project

USACE, Mobile Distirct
Published Feb. 7, 2022

MOBILE, Ala. – 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.”

All documents pertaining to the Selma Flood Risk Management Feasibility Project are available at: 


With an area of operation across Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and northern Florida, and a vast military region that includes operations across Central and South America, the Mobile District’s award- winning teams of engineering, construction, regulatory and emergency management professionals are nationally recognized for their leadership in delivery of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ civil works and military programs missions to the Nation.





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