County OKs financing agreements for 2 ATRIP road projects

By CASSANDRA MICKENS/Associate Editor

COLUMBIANA — The Shelby County Commission April 14 approved two financing agreements for road resurfacing projects via the Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program.

The first project includes resurfacing a six-mile stretch of Shelby County 10 from the Bibb County line to Shelby County 22. The second project includes planing and resurfacing a three-and-a-half mile stretch of Shelby County 14 from Caldwell Mill Road (Shelby County 29) to Alabama 119, and planing and resurfacing Caldwell Mill Road Alabama 119 to Shelby County 17.

The estimated cost of the first project is $1.37 million, of which $1.1 million is federal ATRIP funds and $275,810 is county funds. The estimated cost of the second project is $1.4 million, of which $1.1 million is federal ATRIP funds and $280,290 is county funds.  ATRIP is a state Department of Transportation-administered federal aid highway program that funds up to 80 percent of the construction of roadway projects. Local sponsors of eligible projects are expected to provide at least 20 percent of the project construction cost.

Agreements were reached between the state and the county last week, County Manager Alex Dudchock said during the commission’s April 14 meeting.  Dudchock said the projects are fast-tracked to begin before the school year ends and should be completed before the new school year begins in August.