Kay Ivey announced in a press release this morning that she is awarding more than $7 million in grant money to local governments to repair roads and bridges. The grants are a part of the Rebuild Alabama Act, which included a 10 cent per gallon incremental gas tax increase, that was passed by the legislature with bipartisan support and signed into law last year.
Kay Ivey said of the grants, “an investment in our roads and bridges is an investment in the future of Alabama. These $7 million in funds will go a long way in helping communities across the state address various road and bridge projects. I am proud to see the continuing positive ramifications from the Rebuild Alabama Act. Soon, every Alabama citizen will feel the benefits from this additional investment in our infrastructure.”
Some of the the grants are awarded to the following local governments:
- City of Fairfield
- City of Fayette
- City of Auburn
- Madison County
- City of Vance
The grants announced today follow millions in other grants and projects announced since the Rebuild Alabama Act was signed into law. Some of the projects consist of simple repaving projects while others involve widening existing roads, such as I-565 in Huntsville and McFarland Blvd in Tuscaloosa.
For a complete list of the projects included in today’s announcement, click here.