Houston County officials 'ready to go' on Bentley bond issue projectPress Release
Posted by: RStokes
Date: May 31 2012 12:17 PM
HOUSTON COUNTY COMMISSION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Mark Culver, 334/797-0040
Houston County officials 'ready to go' on Bentley bond issue project
Local county officials today are applauding the announcement of new state funding as a welcome investment in Houston County's transportation system.
"Houston County is ready to go as a full partner with the state on (this project/these projects), which will have a significant positive impact for our residents," said Mark Culver, chairman of the Houston County Commission. "We are delighted that Governor Bentley has chosen to make this important investment in our community."
Earlier today, Gov. Robert Bentley announced more than $100 million worth of local road and bridge projects that will receive funding in the first phase of the Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program (ATRIP). The program is a funded by a bond issue that will be repaid with Alabama’s share of future federal transportation dollars.
The selected project in Phase One of the ATRIP Program is:
· Resurfacing Rocky Creek Road from Hickory Grove Road to U.S. Highway 84 East. The State is contributing approximately $2,000,000.
Local governments are required to contribute a 20 percent match for these special, one-time state dollars. The majority of projects funded in ATRIP's first round will be let to contract by the end of 2012.
ATRIP is one of the key initiatives unveiled by Governor Bentley during his State of the State address in February. Three phases of funding are planned for a grand total of $800 million to $1 billion in projects.