City awarded ATRIP-II funding

Published 10:20 am Wednesday, January 19, 2022

The city of Atmore is one of several cities in the state that was awarded state transportation funding for various road and bridge projects, Gov. Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Transportation announced today.

The transportation funding of more than $40 million awarded to projects in almost all 67 counties is made available through the Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program-II (ATRIP-II), a program created by the Rebuild Alabama Act. The Rebuild Alabama Act requires ATRIP-II to be an annual program setting aside a minimum of $30 million off the top of ALDOT’s share of new gas tax revenue for projects of local interest on the state highway system.

The city of Atmore was awarded $386,000 for intersection improvements on Highway 21 at Poarch Road east, including adding a right turn lane on Highway 21 north, adding a left turn lane on Highway 21 south and modifying the existing traffic signal, according to a release.

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“While our work is far from over, we have made significant progress in improving our roads and bridges thanks to Rebuild Alabama. During my state of the state address, I shared that on top of local improvements, the state has administered projects in almost all 67 counties, and I am thrilled to be announcing additional awards today,” Ivey said. “I look forward to continue putting every single penny of these funds to good use for the people of Alabama.”

Thirty-two projects were selected for funding for a total of $40.31 million in state transportation funding. Of those awarded projects, 17 were from cities and counties putting forward $11.89 million in local funds. Under the ATRIP-II program, there is no requirement that local governments put up matching funds to be eligible.

The state has now awarded more than $100 million in state transportation funds under ATRIP-II since the program’s creation in 2019.

The projects were selected by the ATRIP-II Committee created by the Rebuild Alabama Act. It is anticipated that a number of projects will be under contract during the 2022 fiscal year, however all projects are required to move forward within two years of the awarding of funds.

For more information about the ATRIP-II Program, visit https://www.dot.state.al.us/programs/ATRIPII.html.