Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday announced that the Alabama Department of Transportation selected major transportation projects in Autauga and Cherokee counties, as part of the Rebuild Alabama First Year Plan 2020.
“Drivers across Alabama have experienced the troubles of the state’s crumbling infrastructure for far too long. In selecting these projects in Autauga and Cherokee counties, we’re showing that stagnation is no longer the case in Alabama,” Governor Ivey said. “For the ease of our drivers, for the safety of our drivers and for the future of our state, it’s finally time we Rebuild Alabama!”
In a cluster of Rebuild Alabama First Year Plan projects, the Alabama Department of Transportation is widening U.S. Highway 82 in Prattville, a project that this area has long been awaiting for more than 60 years. These enhancements to US 82 will shorten the daily commute of over 17,000 drivers and completes the Prattville Bypass.
“These are the first steps of many that will begin the process of Rebuild Alabama. Industry is a backbone of our economic engine, and I am pleased that Governor Ivey is moving Alabama forward with these improvements,” Sen. Clyde Chambliss said. “I firmly believe that we will look back on 2019 as a turning point in the history of our state.”