West Point hopeful for grant to help pave CR 1246

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West Point Mayor Gerald Schafer is seen at Monday night’s West Point Town Council meeting. (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune)

WEST POINT, Ala. – The West Point Town Council met briefly Monday night with only one item of business to discuss. The council voted to apply for a Rebuild Alabama Act grant in hopes of repaving at least part of County Road 1246. 

Municipalities seeking consideration for the Rebuild Alabama Act Annual Grant Program for fiscal year 2021 must submit their applications to the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) no later than Nov. 30, 2020.

Mayor Gerald Schafer said he is most focused on the portion of County Road 1246 north of Alabama Highway 157. If the Town were to be awarded the grant, which would pay up to a maximum of $250,000, the council said it would pave as much of the road as possible.

Schafer told the council, “I rode around and looked at the roads, and 1246 is the worst one.”

The mayor said he wasn’t sure when more Rebuild Alabama grants would be announced or what the chances were of the Town of West Point being selected, but he said, “It doesn’t hurt to try.” 

The Rebuild Alabama Act Annual Grant Program is an ALDOT administered transportation infrastructure grant program for projects of local interest created in the Rebuild Alabama Act of 2019.

The West Point Town Council meets on the third Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at West Point Town Hall. The public is welcome.

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Christy Perry

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