Byrne made that announcement before a town hall meeting in Atmore.
He said he wants to meet with legislators to come up with ideas for Governor Ivey but again suggested using money the federal government pays to states for oil royalties, called “Go Mesa” money.
Byrne said, “Get the scope of the project down, take $125 million dollars in INFRA grant money (Infrastructure for Rebuilding America), bond the GOMESA money, and they can take some of the $800 million dollars the federal government sends to them every year for highways.”
When asked if he had a timetable when that proposal might be ready, “Sooner rather than later. A lot sooner rather than later.”