Alabama awards more than $40M in transportation funding

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Alabama recently awarded 26 projects in 18 cities and counties statewide with more than $40 million through the Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program-II (ATRIP-II) for road and bridge projects.

Many of the projects are expected to be under contract during the 2024 fiscal year. The remainder are required to be underway within two years.

There is no requirement under the ATRIP-II program that local governments put up matching funds to be eligible, but communities put forward more than $18 million in local funds.

“Through the continued, steadfast implementation of the Rebuild Alabama Act, I’m proud to announce the allocation of over $40 million in state transportation funding,” Gov. Kay Ivey said. “This is a substantial investment that underscores our dedication to enhancing roads and bridges statewide. Alabamians deserve nothing short of excellence in their infrastructure, and Rebuild Alabama is continuing to deliver long-term results that are felt across every stretch of our state.”

The Rebuild Alabama Act created ATRIP-II as an annual program. A minimum of $30 million from the Alabama Department of Transportation’s share of new gas tax revenue is set aside for projects of local interest on the state highway system.

The ATRIP-II Committee selected the projects.