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28 road and bridge projects selected for new gas tax funds

By Caroline Beck, Alabama Daily News

MONTGOMERY, ALA – Twenty-eight road and bridge projects around the state will receive new funding from the gas tax increase that was passed this year.

More than $30 million in road and bridge funding is being awarded to cities and counties for various projects, the Alabama Department of Transportation and Gov. Kay Ivey announced on Thursday.

The funding is made available through the Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program-II, a new program created under 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. Lawmakers and Ivey this year approved a 10-cent-a-gallon tax increase.

“An investment in our roads and bridges is an investment in the future of Alabama,” Ivey said in a written release. “I am proud to see projects resulting from the Rebuild Alabama Act already getting off the ground. Soon, every Alabama citizen will feel the benefits from this additional investment in our infrastructure.”

Half of the successful applications from cities and counties put forward local funds, for a total of about $9.5 million, but matching funds were not a requirement.

The projects were selected by the ATRIP-II Committee created by the Rebuild Alabama Act. It is anticipated that all projects will be under contract during the 2020 fiscal year, after bids are taken. Projects are required to move forward within two years of the awarding of funds.

The projects are:

Applicant County Project Description ATRIP-II Award Local Funds Total
City of Gadsden Etowah Intersection improvements at AL-1/US-278/US-431 and AL-291 (Hood Ave) including reconfiguring lane uses to decrease congestion $917,000.00 $0 $917,000.00
City of Woodville Jackson Acceleration lane at the end of AL-35 onto US-72 $1,218,929.05 $0 $1,218,929.05
Limestone County Limestone Add left turn lanes on US-72 and add/extend right turn lanes on Mooresville Road at the US-72/Mooresville Road intersection $1,410,228.88 $0 $1,410,228.88
City of Madison Madison Widen, resurface and restripe Wall Triana Highway, widen and resurface Graphics Drive, widen and realign I-565 EB off ramp at Wall Triana Highway $1,863,733.41 $210,000.00 $2,073,733.41
City of Albertville Marshall


Add 250 ft right turn lane on US-431 and 200 ft right turn lane on Edmondson Street at the intersection of US-431 and Edmondson Street $766,172.33 $150,800.00 $916,972.33
City of Decatur Morgan Reconfigure traffic signals to aid with left turning movement where AL-67 (Beltline Road) intersects with Veterans Drive, Modaus Road, Sandlin Road and Central Ave $1,790,990.40 $198,998.93 $1,989,989.33
City of Hoover Jefferson Extend existing right turn lane, add turn lanes and acceleration lanes, relocate Mercedes entrance, and widen Riverchase Lorna Shopping Center Driveway at the US-31/AL-150 intersection $516,974.00 $243,935.00 $760,909.00
City of Odenville St. Clair Widen US-411 from 2 lanes to 3 lanes adding a center left turn lane for 1,300 ft from Council Drive to Burgess Drive $660,379.00 $134,556.89 $794,935.89
City of Springville St. Clair Improvements at the intersection of US-11, AL-174 and CR-9 including a traffic signal and turn lanes on all four approaches $2,000,000.00 $1,732,700.00 $3,732,700.00
Shelby County Shelby Bridge replacement and approaches on AL-25 over Waxahatchee Creek (BIN 519) $1,580,650.20 $175,627.80 $1,756,278.00
Alexander City Tallapoosa Culvert replacement and additional lane on Airport Drive 400 ft from US-280 over Sugar Creek $1,092,165.00 $0 $1,092,165.00
City of Fayette Fayette Widen Northeast and Northwest parts of AL-17/AL-18 intersection to aid with truck turning movements $934,030.00 $0 $934,030.00
Perry County Perry Realign CR-12 at the intersection with AL-5, and turning radius improvements on CR-12 at the intersection with AL-183, add centerline scoring to CR-12 (9 miles) $509,150.00 $0 $509,150.00
Autauga County Autauga Turn lanes on US-82 at CR-47 (Golson Rd) $523,946.38 $0 $523,946.38
City of McKenzie Butler Add left turn lane to AL-55 at the intersection of South Garland Rd/US-31, and add left turn lane to AL-55/US-31 at the intersection of North Garland Rd $553,750.59 $0 $533,750.59
Coffee County Coffee Intersection improvements including realigning CR-239 and CR-114 to intersect with AL-167 at right angles $1,614,226.50 $179,358.50 $1,793,585.00
Dallas County Dallas Realign and widen AL-41, add turn lane on US-80W, and add acceleration lane on US-80E, at the intersection of AL-41 and US-80 $1,816,895.00 $0 $1,816,895.00
Elmore County Elmore Add turn lanes where Coosada Pkwy and Ingram Rd intersect with AL-14; add or reconfigure lanes at AL-143/Cobbs Ford Rd intersection; study intersection of AL-14/Oak Tree Rd $1,440,000.00 $160,000.00 $1,600,000.00
Geneva County Geneva Add left turn lanes on AL-52 and improve turning radius onto CR-69 at the AL-52/CR-69 intersection $670,304.00 $0 $670,304.00
Houston County Dothan Add additional lane on US-84 (West Main St) from Flowers Chapel Rd to John D. Odom Rd $2,000,000.00 $2,461,995.00 $4,461,995.00
Macon County Macon Add left turn lane on AL-8 (US-80) and a right turn lane on CR-51 at the intersection of AL-8 and CR-51 $436,812.00 $0 $436,812.00
City of Pike Rd Montgomery Intersection improvements to US-231 at the intersections of Merriweather Rd and Trotman Rd including turn lanes, raised medians and vertical curve corrections $588,206.45 $0 $588,206.45
Russell County Russell 980 ft acceleration lane onto US-431 at CR-4 $154,787.56 $0 $154,787.56
City of Fairhope Baldwin Add turn lanes to CR-44 and upgrade traffic signal at the CR-44/US-98 intersection $795,827.84 $198,956.96 $994,784.80
City of Brewton Escambia Close intersection of US-31 and Sowell Rd, convert intersection of US-31 and McClellan St to a 3-way intersection by closing west side of McClellan St $733,796.28 $173,681.48 $907,477.76
City of Saraland Mobile Phase 1 to widen AL-158 from 2 lanes to 4 lanes from mile post 7.75 to Spartan Dr $2,000,000.00 $2,741,885.95 $4,741,885.95
Mobile County Mobile Roundabout at AL-188 and Irvington Bayou La Batre Highway $1,350,000.00 $750,000.00 $2,100,000.00
City of McIntosh Washington Increase turning radius and widen Commerce St and US-43 to improve intersection angles $200,000.00 $0 $200,000.00
Overall Totals $30,138,954.87 $9,512,496.51 $39,631,451.38

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