FOLEY – City officials are working on plans for improvements on the Foley Beach Express.

The Foley City Council voted at its last meeting to approve work to prepare to widen the intersection at Baldwin County 12.

The council approved spending $28,412 to move two electrical power poles owned by Baldwin EMC to allow for improvements at the site. A development that includes a major grocery store and other retail sites is planned on the 10-acre parcel at the southwest corner of the intersection.

The council voted in August to approve an economic development agreement for the project and road improvements leading to the site.

Mayor Ralph Hellmich said city officials also plan to repave and widen the Beach Express in Foley. The city is waiting on approval from the Alabama Department of Transportation to begin that phase of the project.

“I don’t know when they’re going to go ahead and let us get back to repaving the Beach Express,” Hellmich said. “We’re just waiting on them.”