Marshall County seeks grant to repave roads in economically depressed area

Marshall County seeks grant to repave roads in economically depressed area

MARSHALL COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - A public hearing is set for later this week as the Marshall County Commission seeks to resurface roads in an economically depressed area of the county.

Commissioner Stricklend says some of these roads are in desperate need of repair and some of them are actually just dirt roads.

A public hearing will be held Wednesday morning concerning a federal gr ant that would pave or resurface five roads in Marshall County.

Stricklend says he put in the gr ant for Collins Drive, Caroline Drive, Drew Road, Jason Road and Laura Drive just south of Guntersville.

The county has applied for a $350,000 gr ant with a match of approximately $60,000.

Stricklend says these roads do not qualify for A-Trip funding because they're rural roads and feels more needs to be done to fund the resurfacing of rural roads.

"We need another A Trip program backed by gasoline tax but don't restrict it because we need to pave rural roads because I have 360 plus miles of road," Stricklend said.

Stricklend says they anticipate hearing back on the gr ant request in the next sixty days.

The public hearing will be held in the Marshall County Commission Chambers at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

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