The Alabama Department of Transportation and Gov. Kay Ivey announced that $1.5 million in state funding is being awarded to cities and counties for various road and bridge projects.
This is the third and final award cycle for the inaugural year of the Annual Grant Program, created under the Rebuild Alabama Act. The act requires that ALDOT set aside $10 million off the top of the state’s share of new gas tax revenue for local road and bridge projects. For this year, the awards have funded $10.2 million in projects.
“We are well on our way to rebuilding Alabama’s roads and bridges, and this $1.5 million is a significant step of the process,” said Ivey. “Not only will we see these improvements as we drive on our roads, but we will see a ripple effect in areas like public safety and economic development. Investing in Alabama’s infrastructure is truly an investment in Alabama’s future.”
Six local governments will receive this latest round of funding. These local communities are providing a total of $705,941 in local matching funds even though matching funds are not required to be eligible for the Annual Grant Program.
Each of the communities is receiving state funds in the amount of $250,000 in this final round of funding. They are:
- Elberta in Baldwin County, providing $125,618.50 in local matching funds to widen and resurface Illinois Street, Chicago Street, School Street, Daw Road, Brighton Avenue and Baypines Road.
- Bessemer in Jefferson County, providing $147,782 in matching funds to repair/remediate Avenue I Bridge over AL-150.
- Limestone County, providing a local match of $23,773 to replace the bridge on Thatch Road.
- Excel in Monroe County, providing a local match of $8,285 to resurface Grissette Street, Stacy Street, Hunter’s Circle, Brown Street, Milky Toe Road and Sycamore Circle.
- Clair County, providing $156,050.60 in local funds to resurface County Road 9 from US-1 to Blount County line and 19th Street from US-231 to south of the Norfolk Southern Railroad.
- Vincent in Shelby County, providing a local match of $244,432 to resurface 17 sites in the town of Vincent.