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Road patching continues

Published 6:11pm Thursday, January 2, 2014

Alexander City Public Works is continuing to get work done in preparation for the New Year.

Director of Public Works and city engineer Gerard Brewer said the city is making progress and patching and paving roads as a part of the $5.8 million in funds for round three of ATRIP.

“For the next couple of weeks, we’ll be doing patching on the ATRIP round one roads – Sunny Level, Coley Creek, and Scott Road,” Brewer said. “I would expect at times, you’ll see patching on Coley Creek and Scott Road.”

Brewer said public works is aiming to complete Scott Road near Jim Pearson School before classes resume in January.

“That’s what they’re trying to work on right now is to get Scott Road finished up before they start back school,” Brewer said. “The part they’re really worried about is from the school to Hillabee Street. That’s where the predominant traffic flow is. We want to get that done before school starts. We’ll try not to disrupt traffic as much as we can.”

Brewer said Coven Abbett has already been patched and Coley Creek patching will continue for the next few days, but “with the rain and cold weather

being hit and miss, we don’t have a lot of control over that, so it can slow us down.”

In the third round of local highway funding under the Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program, or ATRIP, Tallapoosa County netted more than $7 million in state funding for county roads and city streets in Tallapoosa County.
Alexander City will be getting $5,850,675 of the funds.

Brewer said round three roads will proceed in two paving packages. Package One roads are Hillabee Street, Coven Abbett Highway and Comer Street, while Package Two roads are Washington Street and Lee Street.

“We also got three bridges. That’s big. We’ve got the Scott Road Bridge, the Sportplex Bridge and Crossbrook Bridge. All three of those will be paved,” Brewer said.

The public works department will also provide updates for paving on its Facebook page, which can be followed by searching Alexander City Public Works Department.