Woodstock, Linden get Rebuild Alabama grants

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Tuscaloosa County’s Woodstock and Marengo County’s Linden are among the recipients of the latest Rebuild Alabama grants.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced the awards Thursday, saying more than $2 million in state funding is being doled out for this most recent round of road and bridge projects.

The funding is made available through the Annual Grant Program, a program created under the Rebuild Alabama Act. The Rebuild Alabama Act, passed by the Legislature and signed by Ivey in 2019, requires ALDOT to establish an annual program setting aside $10 million off the top of the state’s share of new gas tax revenue for local projects.

“I have said it time and again, but Alabama’s roads and bridges needed some work, but we are making substantial progress thanks to Rebuild Alabama,” Ivey said in a statement. “Folks in all corners of Alabama and in areas big and small are seeing real results, and that will continue.”

In all, 10 projects were selected for this round of funding. The projects include:

  • Linden, Marengo County: $250,000 in grant funds to resurface 1.8 miles of local roads.
  • Woodstock, Tuscaloosa County: $250,000 in grant funds to resurface portions of Georgia Loop, Candice Lane, Hunter Drive and Gilbert Tommie Road.

An additional round of project funding is expected later this year.

This is the third year of the Annual Grant Program and more than $27 million in funding has gone toward local projects across the state since 2020.

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