County ATRIP projects complete

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 25, 2017

The county’s $6.16 million Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program (ATRIP) resurfacing and bridge replacement projects are complete, according to information provided at the Covington County Commission meeting Tuesday.

The county was awarded the money to complete these projects in the second round of the ATRIP program, which was dubbed the largest road and bridge improvement program in the state’s history.

The second round of funding was announced in February 2013.

“Three or four years ago Alabama did ATRIP,” County Commission Chairman Greg White said at Tuesday’s meeting.

The project was mainly done under the previous administration, White said.

“We appreciate that this started under the previous administration and that they oversaw the majority of it,” he said.

Under the program, the county completed 28.45 miles of resurfacing for a total cost of $5.21 million.

That included:

  • County Road 45 from the Andalusia City Limits to Head Farm Road, which was 0.992 miles and cost $169,487;
  • County Road 42 from the Andalusia City Limits to Conecuh County line, which was 12.41 miles and cost $1.77 million;
  • County Road 4 from Hwy 54 to the Geneva County Line, which was 3.91 miles and cost $588,596;
  • County Road 73 from County Road 45 to Hwy. 84, which was 2.63 miles and cost $398,790;
  • County Road 42 from Hwy. 84 to the Opp City Limits, which was 5.25 miles and cost $1.13 million;
  • County Road 70 from Hwy. 331 to County Road 77, which was 3.259 miles and cost $1.13 million.

There were two bridge replacement projects as part of the ATRIP project.

A bridge on Bay Brach, which crossed Bay Branch and a bridge on County Road 89, which crossed Corner Creek. Those replacements cost $947,138.