Linden Industrial Park road will be paved

Published 10:48 am Thursday, October 11, 2012

The road into the Linden Industrial Park will be paved thanks to a state grant.

The grant was approved Tuesday at the Alabama Department of Transportation’s Industrial Access Meeting in Montgomery.

Earning this grant gives the Linden Industrial Development Board $757,400 to build the road. The board will provide any funding over that figure.

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The road will be approximately one mile long, providing full access to the industrial park.

Brenda Tuck, executive director of the Marengo County Economic Development Authority, said a paved access road is simply a standard these days.

“We were able to put a couple of industries back there,” she said, “but the dirt road would not hold up very long to all of the truck traffic. There is a neighborhood adjacent to the park, and hopefully this will help them as much as it does the industries.”

Tuck added that there have already been two companies that want to move into the park since the announcement of the road.

A timeline will be finished soon as to when and how the road will be built, Tuck said.