roads

Fuel Tax Bill Passes in Senate, Signed into Law by Governor

House Bill 2, better known as the Gas Tax Bill passed on the Senate floor today. The vote of 28 to 6 was a strong showing of bi-partisan support. Governor Kay Ivey signed the bill into law later on Tuesday. The Governor called a special session to address the fuel tax. Money from the tax will be used to rebuild…

Road Mapping Project Underway in Dallas Co.

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The Dallas County 911 is trying to help first responder save time and save lives — by mapping all the roads in the county. Georgia-based, CGI Systems is mapping all the roads for the county. The company is driving every road — and using GPS and a laptop to plot out each one. County officials…

Montgomery County Roads and Bridges Impassable Advisory Lifted

Montgomery, AL- Effective at 2 pm on Thursday, January 18, 2018, conditions have improved and the previous IMPASSABLE TRAVEL ADVISORY for Montgomery County roads and bridges has been lifted. Because county officials cannot guarantee the conditions everywhere, drivers are reminded to use caution while traveling. Categories: Montgomery, News Tags: montgomery, roads, safe, snow, Travel

Snow, Sleet Affecting Roads in Central and West Alabama

Snow from the Alabama News Network Alfa SkyCam in Selma The mixture of snow, sleet and rain is having an impact on roads throughout the Alabama News Network viewing area, especially north and west of Montgomery. The Autauga County, Elmore County and Wilcox County Emergency Management Agencies all say that county roads in their areas should be considered impassable. They…

Steady Rains Could Impact Some Butler County Roads

The steady rain hasn’t had much of an impact on Butler County roads just yet. There are a certain number of roads that usually flood during severe weather, says County Engineer Dennis McCall, but so far so good. “We’ve had no issues with this slow rain,” he says. “I guess our concern is if it continues to do this throughout…

ATRIP 2 Project Headed to Legislature

Some roadwork going on in Butler County stops traffic. Most of the roads in Alabama are well past their expiration date. Butler County Engineer Dennis McCall says the lifespan of a normal road is around 20 years, but the roads in Butler County were paved in the 50s or late 60s. “In that day and time they did a remarkable…

Higher Gas Taxes in 2017?

Starting the 1st of the year, 9 states will see changes in their gas taxes, and more than a dozen other states will look at possibly doing the same. Georgia and Florida are among the 7 states that can expect to see higher prices at the pump. But as for Alabama, there has been no word of higher gas taxes…

Lawmakers Vote to Protect Funds for Roads and Bridges

The Alabama House of Representatives today voted 90 – 3 in favor of Senate Bill 180. The bill was introduced by Sen. Gerald Dial (R-Lineville) and is designed to protect revenue for Alabama’s roads and bridges. Based on the American Society of Civil Engineers’ 2015 Report Card for Alabama’s Infrastructure, Alabama’s roads received a grade of D+, and its bridges…

Greenville Roads Get Much Needed Repaving

Eighteen roads in the city of Greenville are getting a much needed makeover. Public Works and city officials accepted a bid from the APAC company for a little over $600,000. “Every year, if you could do them, it would be… You know, cause we’ve got lots of streets. It’s just a lot of wear and tear on them,” says Public…

Restoration of Some Montgomery Roads Begin

The City of Montgomery began the process of repaving and restoring portions of Carter Hill Road from College Street to Zelda Road on March 1. Motorists should expect travel delays beginning March 14 as planned improvements will affect all lanes throughout this process. Officials ask residents to obey all detour and flag signaling and exercise caution in road work zones….