South Three Notch, county roads get funded

Published 2:41 pm Monday, February 4, 2013

There will be more than $17 million in road and bridge improvement projects in Covington County, thanks in large part to ATRIP funding announced Monday by Gov. Robert Bentley.

The Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program (ATRIP), funded with a state bond issue, provides matching funds for road and bridge projects across the state. Nine of the 302 projects announced are in Covington County, and include a new bridge, seven resurfacing projects and one major improvement project in Andalusia.

Andalusia will receive the lion’s share of the $13.6 million in bond funds announced Monday.

The almost $8.6 million awarded to the city will require a local match of $2.1 million and will be used to bring South Three Notch Street to the standards of East Three Notch and River Falls streets, complete with underground utilities, new sidewalks, and decorative lighting.

Other Covington County projects announced Monday were:

Funded projects include:

• $123,672 to resurface County Road 45 from Andalusia city limits;

• $1.8 million to resurface County Road 42 from Andalusia to Brooklyn;

• $285,000 for a new bridge on County Road 25 over Eden Creek;

• $344,000 to resurface County Road 73;

• $575,000 to resurface County Road 42 from U.S. Hwy. 84 to County Road 77;

• $419,000 to resurface County Road 42 from Country Road 77 to Opp city limits.

Opp was awarded $606,200 to resurface West Cummings Avenue from Main Street to U.S. Hwy. 84.

This was the third round of funding announced, bringing the total projects funded to 439. At least one additional round of ATRIP funding is scheduled. Eligible projects not selected in previous funding rounds are once again eligible to be submitted. Deadline for submitting applications for the next round of funding is May 31.