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4 Trussville road projects on governor’s 2013 ATRIP initiative

By Gary Lloyd

Four Trussville road projects are on Gov. Robert Bentley’s Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program for 2013, it was announced Monday.

Here are the projects and their associated costs:

  • Resurface Queenstown Road from CR-10 (Roper Road) to 2nd Street. The local amount will be $111,090 and ATRIP will cover $444,360 for a total of $555,450.
  • Resurface Camp Coleman Road from U.S. 11 to Windsong Drive. The local amount will be $84,939 and ATRIP will cover $339,756 for a total of $424,695.
  • Traffic signalization on Chalkville Mountain Road from Norrell Drive to Tyler Loop Road. The local amount will be $59,271 and ATRIP will cover $237,084 for a total of $296,355.
  • Interchange lighting on I-59 at Deerfoot Parkway. The local amount will be $141,300 and ATRIP will cover $565,000 for a total of $706,300.

“Everyone benefits from ATRIP,” Bentley said in a statement. “We’re improving public safety by replacing old bridges and repairing and widening outdated roads.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.”

Gov. Robert Bentley
photo courtesy of Alabama Governor’s Office

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.

For more information on the 302 road projects announced Monday, click here.

Contact Gary Lloyd at news@trussvilletribune.com and follow him on Twitter @GaryALloyd.

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