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ATRIP funds to help several Marshall Co. projects

Two road resurfacing projects and a major bridge project are expected to be impacted. (Source: WAFF) Two road resurfacing projects and a major bridge project are expected to be impacted. (Source: WAFF)
MARSHALL COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

Funds from the Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program, or ATRIP, are about to allow two major roads in Marshall County to be resurfaced, and a major bridge project there could begin as early as next year.

The county commission gave the go-ahead Wednesday morning to begin seeking bids for two roads, at an estimated cost of $800,000.

With Union Grove and Warrenton roads completed, the Marshall County Commission now has their sights set on Hustleville Road, just outside of Guntersville, and Simpson Point Road in Grant as the next major projects thanks to ATRIP funding.

Simpson Point will get about a mile of repaving, while Hustleville Road will get just over four miles of repaving.

Chairman James Hutcheson said preliminary work for the Double Bridges project is almost complete. The $5 million project will replace two single-lane bridges with one bridge.

"We're about 80 percent complete on the engineering work," said Hutcheson. "We're waiting on Fish & Wildlife to check off. We've got to acquire the property, so we're projecting maybe to go bid in January on that project."

The chairman believes the resurfacing on Simpson Point and Hustleville could begin as early as September 1.

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