Gov. Ivey announces $40M in statewide road + bridge projects

Selma
View of the Edmund Pettus Bridge from The St. James Hotel – Selma. Photo via The Bama Buzz.

Over $40 million in state road and bridge projects are coming to a community near you.

Governor Kay Ivey released the list of Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program-II (ATRIP-II) projects, a program from the Rebuild Alabama Act.

“This is a substantial investment that underscores our dedication to enhancing roads and bridges statewide. Alabamians deserve nothing short of excellence in their infrastructure, and Rebuild Alabama is continuing to deliver long-term results that are felt across every stretch of our state.”

~Governor Kay Ivey

The current list of projects is the first ones announced for 2024.

There are 26 projects within 22 counties. These counties include:

  • Baldwin
  • Blount
  • Chilton
  • Cullman
  • Etowah
  • Geneva
  • Hale
  • Jefferson
  • Lee
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Governor Kay Ivey gave remarks and participated in a ribbon cutting for Highway 157 Widening at Northbrook Baptist Church Monday May 1, 2023 in Cullman, Ala. (Governor’s Office /Billy Pope)
  • Limestone
  • Madison
  • Marion
  • Marshall
  • Mobile
  • Montgomery
  • Russell
  • Shelby
  • Sumter
  • Tuscaloosa
  • Washington 
  • Winston

“I am thrilled that we were awarded this ATRIP grant from Governor Ivey and ALDOT. It has been one of my top goals as a Ward 5 Councilor to provide a safer passage for vehicles and pedestrians on Highway 31, particularly at Ventura Avenue and the Huntington/Poinciana/Lancaster corridor. Thank you to Governor Ivey, ALDOT, Mayor Patrick McClusky and Homewood City Engineer Cale Smith for believing in this project!”

Jennifer Andress, Homewood City Councillor

The state of Alabama has now awarded more than $180 million in state transportation funds under ATRIP-II since the program’s creation in 2019.

The projects were selected by the ATRIP-II Committee created by the Rebuild Alabama Act, Governor Ivey’s signature legislation.

Want to know to learn more about the ATRIP program and whether a project from your community made the list? Visit the ATRIP website and the project page.What are your thoughts about the Rebuild Alabama program? Have you been impacted positively? Tell us on social media by tagging us at @thebamabuzz.

Pat Byington
Pat Byington
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