Hanceville awarded $650K for Hwy. 91 intersection improvements

Gudger, Nail worked to secure funding for project

The intersection of U.S. Highway 31 and Alabama Highway 91 (Google Maps)

HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday announced the City of Hanceville has been awarded $650,000 for improvements at the intersection of U.S. Highway 31 and Alabama Highway 91, including a right turn lane on Alabama Highway 91 heading eastbound at the intersection. Also included will be traffic signal upgrades. 

“We’re just so happy to see this project come to Hanceville,” said Mayor Kenneth Nail. “The traffic on 91 gets backed up all the way to the old Seafood World and this is going to help that a lot.” 

Part of over $40 million in transportation grants for various road and bridge projects, the funding is a part of the Rebuild Alabama Act and specifically the Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program-II (ATRIP-II). ATRIP-II is an annual program which sets aside at least $30 million from ALDOT’s portion of the gas tax revenue. The ATRIP-II board includes only three state senators and three members of the state house selected from over 140 legislators.  

One of those members is Sen. Garlan Gudger, R-Cullman, who worked arduously to ensure the funding for the Hanceville intersection. 

“I am proud to say that I have done what I said I was going to do and use every tool at my disposal to help the people of Alabama including my district,” Gudger said. “It is a very competitive process, but Hanceville, being the only one in Cullman County that applied for these funds, was awarded along with four other projects in District 4. Across Alabama we are sure to be fair and equal to all parts of this state to get help in state road projects.” 

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