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Construction Starting Soon on Rebuild Alabama Funded Intersection Improvement Projects

From Bart Mercer

In 2019 Senator Clyde Chambliss and Representative Reed Ingram lead the effort to pass legislation establishing the transportation improvement program now known as REBUILD Alabama.

One funding opportunity  REBUILD Alabama created is the ATRIP 2 grant program. This ALDOT funded program places a priority on providing infrastructure dollars for transportation projects of local interest along State roads.

In 2020 the Elmore County Commission was awarded an ATRIP 2 grant and received funding for four projects along the Hwy 14 and 143 corridors.

Two of these projects are scheduled to begin during April which are:

-Coosada Parkway and Hwy 14 intersection improvements to include installing and installing a traffic signal.

-Hwy 143 and Cobbs Ford intersection improvements to include adding turning lanes, reconfiguring existing turning lanes, resurfacing, and striping.

During June, a project award is scheduled to be made for improvements at the intersection of Ingram Road and Hwy 14 to include turning lanes and installing a traffic signal.

These intersection improvements will make some of the busiest intersections in west Elmore county safer and improve the flow of traffic.