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The state approved funding for a project to widen Alabama 119 between Shelby County 26 and Shelby County 80 on July 24. (Contributed)
The state approved funding for a project to widen Alabama 119 between Shelby County 26 and Shelby County 80 on July 24. (Contributed)

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Highway 119 road widening approved by state

Published 3:23pm Wednesday, July 24, 2013

By NEAL WAGNER / City Editor

A more-than-$10 million project to add two additional lanes to Alabama 119 between Shelby County 26 and Shelby County 80 received funding from the state on July 24.

During his visit to Calera, Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley announced the third and final round of funding for the Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program. Included on the list was a nearly $10.3 million project to four-lane the portion of Alabama 119. About $8.2 million will be provided through ATRIP funds, bringing the local match to a little more than $2 million.

Alabaster officials are working with the Alabama Department of Transportation to finalize the matching fund agreement, according to Alabaster City Manager George Henry.

City leaders previously said widening Alabama 119 could spur economic development south of the Publix shopping center.

Also included on the list was a $434,700 project to repave Shelby County 44 between Shelby County 17 and U.S. 31. The state will provide $347,760, bringing the local match to $86,940.

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