MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) - The Alabama Department of Transportation, along with state and local officials, announced the Madison County projects included in the third round of funding under the Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program (ATRIP.)
Six local projects in all, the funding will help repair roads and bridges, including two projects in Huntsville, two in Madison, and two in Madison County. Approximately $50 million in funds has been allocated from the ATRIP program. Matched by local funds, the estimated construction costs of the local projects will reach at least $74 million.
Established in 2012 by Governor Robert Bentley, nearly $1 billion has been made available through ATRIP. Locations in Madison County have received more than $82.7 million through ATRIP.
"ATRIP is making a positive difference in communities across the state," Governor Bentley said. "This is the largest road and bridge improvement program in Alabama's history, and we're able to make all of these improvements without raising taxes. The projects announced today will benefit people throughout Madison County."
The projects in the Madison County area are as follows:
-Huntsville, $17.5 million for additional lanes on Zierdt Road from Martin Road to Madison Boulevard.
-Huntsville, $15.5 million for additional lanes on Winchester Road from Dominion Circle to Naugher Road.
-Madison, $6.57 million for additional lanes on U.S. Highway 72 from Balch Road to Hughes.
-Maidson, $12 million for improvements to the Kellner Road to Zierdt Road Corridor
-Madison County, $9.35 million for additional lanes on Winchester Road from Naugher Road to Riverton Road
-Madison County, $13.5 million for additional lanes on Jeff Road (CR19) from CR-28 to Douglas Road.