Tennessee Valley roads to be improved this year

MONTGOMERY, AL (WAFF) - Governor Robert Bentley's office has announced a third round of ATRIP road improvement projects.

The program, which began last year, now has a running total of 439 road and bridge projects have been announced since Governor Bentley.  ATRIP is the largest road and bridge improvement program in Alabama's history.

"Everyone benefits from ATRIP," Governor Bentley said.  "We're improving public safety by replacing old bridges and repairing and widening outdated roads.  ATRIP also helps create jobs.  When companies build new facilities, they look for areas with good roads and bridges.  ATRIP is giving them what they need.  The more companies that build and expand in Alabama, the more jobs we're able to create."

Governor Bentley will soon announce details of a bill that will enable Alabama's remaining six counties to participate in ATRIP.  Those counties are: Fayette, Hale, Lawrence, Marengo, Wilcox and Winston.  The governor's legislative proposal, currently under development, also will allow several other counties to expand their previous participation.

Funding for ATRIP comes through the use of GARVEE bonds.  With GARVEE bonds, Alabama is able to access future federal dollars to pay for road and bridge projects that are needed immediately.

Here's a look at what projects are included in Round 3 of ATRIP :

Colbert County :

Bridge repair on Frankfort Rd over Little Bear Creek

Widening of Avalon Ave between SR-133 (Wilson Dam Rd) and Webster Street (Muscle Shoals)

Add'l lanes to Avalon between Cox Blvd. & Mtgy Ave & Resurface Mtgy Ave (Sheffield + Tuscumbia)

Cullman County :

Bridge repair on Beech Grove Road over Bavar Creek

Resurface CR-747 from Blount/Cullman County Line to CR-1545

Resurface CR-1101 from Lawrence/Cullman County Line to SR-157

Resurface CR-1435 from Morgan/Cullman County Line to SR-157

Resurface CR-1223 from US-31 to CR-1242

Construction of Interchange @ CR-222 and I-65

Resurface CR-698/55 from SR-91 to Holly Pond town limits

Fairview Resurface CR-1669 from Fairview City Limits to SR-69

DeKalb County :

Resurface CR-27 from Airport Rd to CR-121

Resurface CR-27 from CR-121 to SR-75

Resurface CR-27 from SR-75 to Jackson C/L

Resurface CR-85 from US-11 to CR-121

Resurface CR-85 from CR-121 to SR-40

Resurface CR-127 from CR-271 to CR-89

Resurface CR-479 from the Etowah C/L to CR-26

Resurface CR-479 from CR-26 to SR-168

Resurface CR-44 from CR-50 to CR-835

Resurface CR-50 from CR-56 to SR-75

Resurface CR-50 from SR-75 to CR-44

Bridge repair on Chavies Road over Town Creek

Franklin County :

CR-22 BR over Mack Branch and FDR Resurface From SR-187 to McCafee Rd

Resurface Golden Rd between SR-24 and the State Line and bridge culvert replacement (Red Bay)

Turn Lanes & Decel Lanes at the Entrance to the Hodges Equestrian Trail

Resurface Madison Street and Intersection Improvements at US-43 & Lagrange Street (Russellville)

Jackson County :

Resurface CR-470 from CR-21 to CR-31

Resurface CR-67 from Lakeshore Dr to Chisenhall Springs

Scottsboro Resurface Porter Road and Woods Cove Rd with culvert extension

Culvert Replacement and RSF Ridgedale Rd (Scottsboro)

Lauderdale County :

Resurface CR-8, 16, 47 and 26

Bridge Culvert Replacement on CR-87 over Bluff Creek

Bridge Culvert Replacement on CR-25 over West Fork Creek

Bridge Culvert Replacement on CR-187 over Bumpass Creek

Bridge Culvert Replacement on CR-94 over Cowpen Creek

Improve to Wood Ave between E Tuscaloosa St & Peck Hardware (Florence)

Limestone County :

Lindsey Lane Resurfacing from Brownsferry Rd to SR-251

Elkmont Resurface Upper Fort Hampton Road from AL-127 to Sandlin Road

Bridge repair on 2 bridges on Ragsdale Creek Rd over Ragsdale Creek

Resurface Nick Davis Road from Mooresville Rd to Sanderson Rd

Bridge repair on Lucas Ferry Rd over Mud Creek

Intersection improve. @ Huntsville-Brownsferry Rd & US-31

Resurface Elk River Mills Rd from Baker Hill Rd to SR-99

Athens BR on Cambridge lane over French Mill Creek

Madison County :

Interchange @ Blake Bottom Rd at SR-255 (Research Park Blvd)

Add'l Lanes on Winchester Rd from the Flint River past Bell Factory Rd

Marshall County :

CR-14 (Warrenton Rd) Resurface from Marshall C/L to CR-44

RSF Sundown Dr from US-231 to Hulaco Rd & RSF Fry Gap Rd from City Park to City Limits (Arab)

Arab Resurface 10th Street NW from SR-69 to 12th St

Bridge repair on Martling Road over Scarham Creek

Intersection improvements to SR-79 and Additional lanes from US-431 to Willow Beach Rd (Guntersville)

Resurface Industrial Blvd & Jackson St (Albertville)

Morgan County :

Bridge repair on Vaughn Bridge Rd at Flint Creek

Bridge repair on Kirby Bridge Road at the West Fork of Flint Creek

Resurface Old Hwy-24 from Woodall Road to West Town Limits (Trinity)

Bridge repair at Cave Springs Rd over Ginhouse Branch (Priceville)

Bridge repair on Rescue Road at Kid Creek

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