Georgiana seeks ATRIP funds

Published 4:05 pm Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The City of Georgiana has decided to move forward in applying for the ATRIP grant to that could potentially bring new sidewalks, gutters and resurfaced roads to the city.

The Alabama Department of Transportation proposed two grant options to the council at its August meeting that included resurfacing new roads in the community.

The council gave the go ahead to apply for the second option that was presented which would require the council to provide a 20 percent match of $172,857 if the city is awarded the grant.

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The options that were presented included paving West Mill Street from the city limits to the bypass, from the bypass to the railroad tracks and from the railroad tracks to South Palmer Avenue.

The additional segment of option two that the city will apply for is adding the uniform gutters, sidewalks and roadway from the bypass to the railroad tracks, which will cost approximately $400,000.

After determining that a new sewer line and plumbing line will not be needed, the council approved of the idea of having an improved entrance into town.