World news – Oakman awarded $ 180,000 to revitalize Market Street


OAKMAN – The City of Oakman has received a US $ 180,000 grant to rebuild part of Market Street.

The recipients of the annual grant program, a program under the Rebuild Alabama Act, were announced Tuesday by Governor Kay Ivey announced.

Market Street is one of 21 projects selected and the City of Oakman is not required to pay any funding for the renovation of Market Street.

« I’m thrilled that the city and the people of Oakman can get this scholarship, « Oakman Mayor Cory Franks told the Daily Mountain Eagle on Tuesday. « Most grants require funding and are difficult for small towns to get these types of grants. So this is a big deal for us here in Oakman. » Franks continued, « Market Street is one of our busiest roads and it is in poor condition, as are many roads in our county. The granting of this grant is just the beginning of what I hope is a continuation of road improvements for us. « 

The Mayor thanked Senator Greg Reed, Rep. Tim Wadsworth, and Rep. Connie Rowe for their leadership roles in helping Oakman secure the much-needed grant.

« This is a competitive grant program and I look forward to having Oakman end this one Seeing the grant provided by the Senate-backed Rebuild Alabama Act, « Reed said in an emailed statement is my top priority, and this addition is my number one priority huss supports this mission by making these important improvements to Market Street. « 

Wadsworth said he was also pleased to learn that Oakman will receive support through its annual scholarship program.

 » Your tax dollars will be returned to Walker County to help our rural towns. The $ 180,000 grant is not locally paid by the City of Oakman, « Wadsworth said. » Only 21 grants were awarded nationwide. Our Walker County Commission, Sen. Reed, and everyone involved should be commended for working hard to get your tax dollars back. Thanks everyone involved. « 

The Alabama Reconstruction Act was passed in 2019 and requires the Alabama Department of Transportation to allocate $ 10 million from the state’s new gas tax revenue to local projects, making the annual grant program possible / p> It was announced on Tuesday that the annual grant program will provide nearly $ 5 million in government funding for road and bridge projects in the first half of 2021.

« More and more Alabamians are seeing road projects in their communities « Ivey said in a press release. » As we approach the second anniversary of the passage of the Rebuild Alabama Act, we are showing the people of our state that we are true to our word and that money is being spent wisely. All proceeds will be used to improve critical infrastructure used to make Alabama a better place to live, work and play. ”

It’s unclear which Part of Market Street in Oakman is being paved with the grant funds.

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