Governor Awards Madison County $80M In Road Improvement Projects

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MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) - Madison County drivers could soon experience less stress behind the wheel. The state released money today for road projects. One mayor says the money helps more than roads.

Stop us if you've heard this before. This road is getting fixed.

"We've got a great local delegation here. I will promise you this right here, we're hitting on all 8 cylinders," said Chairman Strong.

The state is coming through on a promise often filled with hope lasting several years. Chairman Strong announced the governor released more than $80 million dollars for road improvement projects.

"It was a very fair process to go through when you look at how much money was given out and how much the population is," said Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle.

The money will take care of 14 re-paving, re-building and expansion projects in Huntsville, Madison and Madison County. Madison's mayor believes the road dollars reinforce the governor's push to create jobs and improve the state's economy.

"When you build an infrastructure, put it in place or improve your infrastructure, jobs and businesses come. I can speak for the city of Madison, that's absolutely what's happening," said Mayor Trulock.

The governor awarded Madison County the most money in the state to fix roads.