The cities of Daphne, Oxford and Montgomery and the counties of Jefferson and Winston each received $2 million of Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program-II (ATRIP-II) funds from the state, part of more than $40 million in awards going to various road and bridge projects across Alabama.
The funding, which was announced by Gov. Kay Ivey, is made possible through the ATRIP-II program established by the Rebuild Alabama Act that sets aside a minimum of $30 million from gas tax revenues annually to fund local projects on the state highway system. Since the program’s creation in 2019, more than $100 million in state transportation funds have been awarded.
This year, 32 projects were selected for a total of $40.31 million in state funding. Of those awarded projects, 17 were from cities or counties that put forth a match in local funding — something that is not required by the program. It is anticipated that a number of projects will be under contract during the 2022 fiscal year, but all of the projects must move forward within two years of the award.
Of the projects receiving $2 million in funds from the state:
- The Daphne widening and resurfacing of US-90 project is one of three projects awarded to Baldwin County, the other two being in Spanish Fort and Loxley.
- The Oxford intersection improvement project was the only project awarded in Calhoun County.
- The Jefferson County interchange improvement project at Exit 104 off Interstate 59/20 was the only project awarded in Jefferson County.
- The city of Montgomery’s widening, resurfacing and restriping on U.S. 31 project was also the only project awarded in Montgomery County.
- The resurfacing of U.S. 278 in Winston County was one of two projects awarded in that county. The other project funded is in the city of Double Springs.
Most counties only received one award, but there were a few exceptions. In addition to the three projects in Baldwin County, Lee, Mobile and Winston counties each had two projects funded.