Several roads and bridges throughout Marshall County have benefitted from the Rebuild Alabama project and several more are to come in 2021.
Marshall County District 2 Commissioner Rick Watson said at a Commission meeting last week that one very important project in his district should begin soon.
“The bridge on Cavern Cove Road is finally going to be replaced and it definitely needs to be,” he said. “We have approved the plans for that bridge and hope to be starting on it soon. This bridge was one of the examples the state used when defending the need for Rebuild Alabama. It’s still a wooden bridge and it’s 2021.”
In 2019, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed the Rebuild Alabama Act into law, which has raised the gas tax in Alabama over the last few years. In 2022, it will reach it’s maximum of 10 cents per gallon.
“We’re very thankful to have this money coming in for projects like this,” Watson said. “The people in that area will be very appreciative to have the new bridge built.”
The total cost of the project is expected to be about $400,000, according to Marshall County Engineer Bob Pirando.
Another potentially big project in Marshall County is the resurfacing of Martling Road in District 4. Marshall County District 4 Commissioner Joey Bishop brought up the project in last week’s Commission meeting but didn’t go into great etail on the specifics.
“Martling Road is definitely a road I feel we need to do some work on,” he said. “The Rebuild Alabama money is going to help but we’re still going to need some more to get the whole thing done. I figured we can try and find out where some additional funds can come from.”