Madison county commissioners making improvements to Homer Nance Road

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MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT)- This Christmas, the Tennessee Valley received a not-so-jolly gift from mother nature – a major flooding event caused damage to several areas in north Alabama.

Local government leaders are still working to get some of the damages fixed, but are relying on grants to help fund the projects.

In Madison County, several roads have been repaired from the Christmas Day flooding event, but some of them were only quick fixes that would improve the roadway temporarily. One example of this is a bridge on Homer Nance Road that almost collapsed from high rising water. District One Commissioner Roger Jones is thankful that the county received a grant from ALDOT so that they can now make permanent fixes to the roadway. The entire project will cost about $25,000.

Commissioners are also hard at work on some other improvements along Homer Nance Road. Commissioner Jones and Commissioner Sisk are going to split the cost to install a traffic light at Homer Nance and Jordan Road intersection. They both hope to make these improvement as soon as possible. “The project is out for bid. As soon as the bid comes in and it gets approved by the county commission we will go forward,” said Commissioner Jones.