MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (WDHN) — Governor Kay Ivey announced that over 2.6 million in state funding will be awarded to cities and counties across the state, and one of those cities is in the Wiregrass.
On Wednesday, Governor Ivey announced 11 new projects for the state, with Dale County being awarded state funds for road construction in Midland City.
The project funding is made possible through the Annual Grant Program, which was created under the Rebuild Alabama Act. The act requires ALDOT to set up an annual program setting aside $10 million off the state’s share of new gas tax revenue for these rebuild projects.
According to the project description, a total of $250,000 has been awarded and the project will include resurfacing Hinton Waters Avenue from CR-59 to 4th Street and the resurfacing of 4th Street from SR-134 to Midland-Michigan Avenue.
“I am incredibly proud that Rebuild Alabama has now made road and bridge projects possible in all of our state’s 67 counties. Three years ago, I promised the people of Alabama that every single penny would go to road and bridge projects, and we are seeing that the proof is in the pudding. This is a remarkable milestone for our state, and I look forward to furthering these efforts to make Alabama a better place to live, work and raise a family.”Governor Kay Ivey
With this new round of state funding, more than $130 million in state transportation funds has been awarded through the local grant programs created by the Rebuild Alabama Act. For more information about the Annual Grant Program, visit the website at https://www.dot.state.al.us/programs/RAAGrantProgram.html.