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Ivey announces road, bridge project awards

More than two dozen cities and five counties will share more than $40 million in state transportation funding for road and bridge projects, Gov. Kay Ivey said Thursday

The funding is through the Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program-II (ATRIP-II), a program created by the Rebuild Alabama Act. The Rebuild Alabama Act requires ATRIP-II to be an annual program setting aside a minimum of $30 million off the top of ALDOT’s share of new gas tax revenue for projects of local interest on the state highway system.

“I am proud to announce the largest round of local funding since the passage of the Rebuild Alabama Act as I close out my first term and gear up to begin the next four years,” said Ivey. “Our decision to address Alabama’s infrastructure challenges is paying major dividends in several vital areas, and I am thrilled to continue building on this momentum by moving forward this year’s projects.”

The state has now awarded more than $140 million in state transportation funds under ATRIP-II since the program’s creation in 2019.

There were 33 projects selected for funding for a total of just over $40 million in state transportation funding. Of those awarded projects, 18 were from cities and counties putting forward more than $7 million in local funds. Under the ATRIP-II program, there is no requirement that local governments put up matching funds to be eligible.

The projects were selected by the ATRIP-II Committee created by the Rebuild Alabama Act. It is anticipated that a number of the selected projects will be under contract during the 2023 fiscal year. All projects are required to move forward within two years of the awarding of funds.

The projects are:

  • Autauga County: Add two-way left turn lane on U.S. 82 between the intersections of County roads 1 and 37. ATRIP funds – $1,762,773.40; Local funds – $0; Total – $1,762,773.40
  • Bibb County: Realign County Road 1 with Alabama 5 and add right turn lanes on Alabama 5. Supplemental request. ATRIP – $396,736; Local – $0; Total – $396,736.
  • Blount County: Add left turn lane on Alabama 75 North at the intersection of County Road 26.Supplemental Request. ATRIP – $250,000; Local – $0; Total – $250,000.
  • Jackson: Access management at the intersection of U.S. 43 and Alabama 69; including
    widening, resurfacing, and restriping. ATRIP – $1,994,556.50; Local – $0; Total – $1,994,556.50
  • Luverne: Intersection improvements on U.S. 331/Alabama 9 at Glenwood Road and Mt.
    Ida Road intersections, including realignment and turn lanes. ATRIP – $1,579,751.88; Local – $427,500; Total – $2,007,251.88
  • Hanceville: Intersection improvements at U.S. 31 and Alabama 91, including right turn lane on Alabama 91 and traffic signal upgrades. ATRIP – $650,000; Local – $96,993.55; Total – $746,993.55
  • Gadsden: Intersection improvements at Alabama 1/U.S. 278/U.S. 431 and Alabama 291 (Hood Ave.) including reconfiguring lane uses to decrease congestion. Supplemental Request. ATRIP – $400,904; Local – $302,977; Total – $703,881.
  • Rainbow City: Access management on Alabama 77 from Church Street to Sherwood Drive, including new traffic signal; resurface Church Street from U.S. 411 to Alabama 77. ATRIP – $1,500,000; Local – $266,252.22; Total – $1,766,252.22
  • Fayette: Widen northeast and northwest parts of Alabama 171/Alabama 18 intersection to aid with truck turning movements. Supplemental Request. ATRIP – $850,000.00; Local – $0; Total – $850,000
  • Dothan: Intersection improvements at U.S. 84 and John D. Odom Road, including
    additional east and west bound left turn lanes and through lanes. Phase II of FY2020 ATRIP-II Project. ATRIP – $2,000,000; Local – $1,348,878.16; Total – $3,348,878.16
  • Florence: Intersection improvements at Alabama 17 and Kendall Drive/Statom Road,
    including left turn lanes and traffic signal upgrades. ATRIP – $1,688,201.97; Local – $476,058.34; Total – $2,164,260.31
  • Auburn: Installation of two dynamic message signs on I-85 NB and SB at milepost
    49. ATRIP – $2,000,000; Local – $40,074.70; Total – $2,040,074.70
  • Hackleburg: Intersection and drainage improvements to Alabama 253 at Old Hackleburg
    Road including upgrades to the existing drainage ditch, increasing the turning radius, and paving shoulders. Supplemental Request. ATRIP – $225,000; Local – $0; Total –  $225,000
  • Brilliant: Add left and right turn lanes on Alabama 129 at Stone Canyon Homes for truck
    traffic. ATRIP – $1,951,542.68; Local – $0; Total – $1,951,542.68
  • Arab: Upgrade seven traffic signals on U.S. 231 within the city limits in order to bring
    them up to current design standards, including increase signal heights, upgrade poles and signal heads, and add emergency vehicle preemption. Supplemental Request. ATRIP – $470,600; Local – $0; Total – $470,600.00
  • Guntersville: Access management at Alabama 69 and Sunset Drive, including traffic signal upgrades. ATRIP – $900,000; Local – $71,000; Total – $971,000
  • Mobile County: Roundabout at  Alabama 188 and Irvington Bayou La Batre Highway. Supplemental Request. ATRIP – $435,000; Local – $0; Total – $435,000
  • Saraland: Widen Alabama 158 from 2 lanes to 4 lanes from the existing 4-lane section
    easterly for 1,500 feet. Continuation of FY2020 ATRIP-II Project. ATRIP – $2,000,000; Local – $1,123,862.04; Total – $3,123,862.04
  • Chickasaw: Roundabout at I-65 and West Lee Street (Exit 10) NB ramp and SB ramp. ATRIP – $2,000,000; Local – $0; Total – $2,000,000
  • Montgomery: Access management along Vaughn Road at the Eastern Boulevard service
    roads, including additional left turn lanes on Vaughn Road. ATRIP – $1,760,000; Local –  $0; Total – $1,760,000
  • Hartselle: Access management improvements on U.S. 31 from Curry Street to Sparkman Street including modifications to the existing median to add left turn lanes and deceleration lanes. Phase 1 of a 2 Phase plan. Supplemental Request. ATRIP – $480,619; Local – $200,532.30; Total – $681,151.30
  • Decatur: Intersection improvements at Alabama 67 and Upper River Road. ATRIP – $1,534,156.69; Local – $446,810.13; Total – $1,980,966.82
  • Trinity: Intersection improvements at Alabama 24 and South Greenway Drive, including
    left turn lanes. ATRIP – $1,224,560.46; Local – $300,000; Total – $1,524,560.46
  • Perry County: Realign County Road 12 with Alabama 5, and turning radius improvements on County Road 12 at the intersection with Alabama 183, add centerline scoring to County Road 12. Supplemental Request. ATRIP – $333,905; Local –  $0; Total – $333,905
  • Argo: Intersection improvements at U.S. 11 and County Road 6, including left and right
    turn lanes on U.S. 11 and right turn lane on County Road 6. AFTRIP – $2,000,000; Local –  $419,340; Total – $2,419,340
  • Ashville: Roadway improvements on downtown courthouse square (U.S. 231, U.S.
    411), including converting traffic to one-way and turning radius improvements to accommodate heavy truck traffic. ATRIP – $751,406.30; Local – $111,176.42; Total –  $862,582.72
  • Moody: Intersection improvements on U.S. 411 at Washington Drive/Verbena Drive and at High School Drive, including left and right turn lanes and new traffic signals. ATRIP –  $2,000,000; Local – $213,822.63; Total – $2,213,822.63
  • Calera: Intersection improvements at I-65 and Alabama 25 interchange (Exit 228),
    including restriping SB exit ramp to add right turn lane, adding right turn lane onto NB entrance ramp and a new traffic signal. ATRIP – $1,068,325.58; Local – $57,197.25; Total – $1,125,522.83
  • Montevallo: Intersection improvements at Alabama 119 and County Road22, including left turn lanes on Alabama 119 and County Road 22. ATRIP – $1,997,041.52; Local –  $125,000; Total – $2,122,041.52
  • Alexander City: Culvert replacement and additional lane on Airport Drive 400 feet from U.S. 280 over Sugar Creek. Supplemental Request. ATRIP – $420,000; Local – $0; Total – $420,000
  • Vance: Intersection improvements at I-20/59 and Daimler Benz Boulevard interchange (Exit 89), including additional thru lanes, turn lanes, and new traffic signal. ATRIP – $2,000,000; Local – $985,500; Total – $2,985,500
  • Chatom: Add left turn lane on Alabama 56 at Hearn Drive. ATRIP – $1,244,672.14; Local – $0; Total – $1,244,672.14
  • Haleyville: Add left turn lane on Alabama 195 at the intersection with 20th Avenue. Supplemental Request. ATRIP – $215,000; Local – $0; Total – $215,000.

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