Marengo County receives $1M in final ATRIP phase

Published 6:33 pm Friday, July 26, 2013

On Wednesday, Governor Robert Bentley announced the funding for the final phase of ATRIP funding, and Marengo County will receive an additional $1 million from the state.

The Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program is the largest road and bridge improvement program in Alabama’s history.

The final round’s $1 million for Marengo County is in addition to $5.6 million received in previous rounds of the funding through the Alabama Department of Transportation. All of the county’s $6.6 million are from the Rural Assistant Match Program, which was created to help rural counties and cities that could not meet the match requirements of ATRIP.

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The first allocation of money to the county is being used on three resurfacing projects and two bridge replacement projects. The county will be resurfacing County Road 44 from Highway 43 to Station 256, County Road 53 from State Route 25 to County Road 80, County Road 7 and County Road 20. The bridge projects include the bridge on County Road 38 over Sand Creek and the bridge on County Road 44 over Dry Creek.

The city of Demopolis also received funding from the first allocation of RAMP funds to replace the bridge on Jackson Street over Whitfield Canal.

See future stories for what projects will be done with the latest and final round of ATRIP funding.