IVEY ANNOUNCES $1.7 MILLION FOR LOCAL ROAD AND BRIDGE PROJECTS

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Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Transportation on Thursday announced $1.7 million will go to cities and counties for local road and bridge projects.

Under the Rebuild Alabama Act, ALDOT is required to set aside $10 million each year from gas tax revenue for local road and bridge construction. $7 million has been awarded since January, with $1.3 million to be awarded later this year.

“Alabamians across the state are continually seeing the progress made on our roads and bridges. These projects now nearing a total of $9 million are going to go a long way in improving our state and the daily lives of every Alabamian,” Ivey said. “Having a modern and safe infrastructure system will help Alabama continue to advance, and I remain committed to ensuring that this is a reality for us.”

Sumter County is the lone West Alabama county awarded this month. The county was awarded $250,000 for a rebuilt bridge on Watson Road.

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