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County’s preparations for ATRIP-funded bridge work continue

Crenshaw County’s first projects funded through the Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program are one step closer to beginning.

County Engineer Benjie Sanders reported to the Commission at Monday’s meeting that the contract for work on County Road 50 (Honoraville Road) was in the process of being executed.

“We hope to have our notice to proceed by the end of the month,” he said.

Two bridges on the road are set to be replaced, and Sanders said that contracts on the four bridges on the Petrey Highway may be let later in the summer.

“We may have six bridges under construction by the end of the year,” Sanders said.

The county is also preparing for a demonstration of sealer and asphalt overlays on Oliver Myers Road in Highland Home on Thursday.

Representatives from counties around the state will be present to see the demonstration.

Last month, the Commission approved the expenditure of $49,500 to resurface the road during the demonstration.

“It’s not the worst road in the county, but we’re trying to extend the life of it,” Sanders said on Monday. “We can spend a little now to avoid spending a lot later.  We may be applying some of these treatments to other roads.”

In other business, the Commission also approved the pre-application for an LWCF grant for a boat ramp in the county and a liquor license for Buddy’s Tavern.

The Commission approved the following appointments: Jimmy Mason and Reggie Green were reappointed to the county Personnel Board, Titus Averette was re-appointed to the E-911 board, and Bob Williams was appointed to the E-911 board to fill the place of Loretta Williamson, which had been vacant since her death.

The next scheduled Commission meeting falls on May 27, Memorial Day, and the Commission voted to not meet on that date.

The next meeting will be June 10 at 9 a.m.