Alabama
5:57 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

Road Projects Totaling $138M Planned In Ala.

Jackson, AL – Gov. Robert Bentley says 105 road and bridge projects worth about $138 million are being planned across Alabama to improve the state's infrastructure.

The projects will be funded by bonds through the Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program, or ATRIP.

Bentley announced the projects during a stop in the southwest Alabama town of Jackson.

The first round of work includes projects in 61 of Alabama's 67 counties.

Mobile County receives the largest share of money, with three projects worth $12.9 million on the list. ATRIP bonds will cover $10.1 million of the total, while local governments are responsible for the remaining $2.8 million.

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