City adopts ATRIP-II agreement with state

Published 11:02 am Friday, January 28, 2022

The Atmore City Council this morning adopted a resolution to enter an agreement with the state of Alabama through the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) for additional funds for a project on Highway 21.

The resolution, 2022-03, authorizes the city to enter into an agreement with the state and ALDOT covering additional funds awarded during this round of Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program-II (ATRIP-II), for the following project:

  • intersection improvements on Highway 21 at Poarch Road east, the addition of a right turn land on Highway 21 north, the addition of a left turn lane on Highway 21 south and modifying the existing traffic signal.

According to city officials, the original agreement was passed on May 10, 2021.

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Gov. Kay Ivey announced the awarding of the ATRIP-II funding on Jan. 19.

The transportation funding of more than $40 million awarded to projects in almost all 67 counties is made available through 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.