MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) – Governor Kay Ivey’s office and the Alabama Department of Transportation are awarding more funds for road and bridge projects to several cities and counties in Alabama.
Just over $ 2 million will be used on nine projects. The money comes from the Rebuild Alabama Act of 2019, the an annual scholarship program That requires ALDOT to provide $ 10 million in addition to the state’s new gas tax revenue for local projects.
The nine projects include:
The Office of Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Transportation are releasing $ 2 million in funds from the Rebuild Alabama Act of 2019 for the following projects.((Source: Governor’s Office))
Applicants will also contribute a total of $ 4.2 million to the projects, although no appropriate funding was required to be eligible, the governor’s office said.
“Improving Alabama’s infrastructure remains a top priority for the Ivey administration, and thanks to Rebuild Alabama, we can continue to make good use of those funds. More and more towns and cities in our state are seeing new road and bridge projects in their areas and I look forward to this continuing, ”said Governor Ivey. “When we invest in our roads and bridges, we invest in our employees and our future.”
This is the third round of projects to be awarded under the annual grant program for 2021. The first two rounds earlier in the year saw $ 8 million in state funding for 34 projects, with this final round increasing the total for FY2021 to $ 10.04 million in state funding for 43 local projects.
The law stipulates that all projects must be advanced within one year of the granting of funds.
Although a number of projects are expected to be under contract by the end of this year, all projects must move forward within one year of the funding being awarded.
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