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$600K paving project set
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Atmore City Council members awarded during their January 14 meeting the engineering bid for a massive, city-wide street paving project that will put new surfaces on parts of eight streets. According to documents provided by City Clerk Becca Smith, the total projected cost of the project, including $17,500 for “mobilization and traffic control,” is $645,734. The list of streets scheduled for new surfaces includes…
‘Short list’ paving projects ongoing
Three of worst rural roads in D-4 on tap for next round By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer By midweek more than half the roads on Escambia County District 4 Commissioner Brandon Smith’s “short list” of resurfacing projects will have been checked off. The first phase of an ambitious plan to address all the county’s rural roads that need repairs or new surfaces has been ongoing for more than a…
$2.5 million paving planned
Funded by sales tax and PCI By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Escambia County (Ala.) officials confirmed this week that money generated by the county’s recently passed sales tax, supplemented by funds from Poarch Band of Creek Indians, would be used to finance a planned $2 million-plus project that will put new surfaces on several county roads, including many that have been neglected for decades. “The Poarch Band of Creek…
Resurfacing scheduled for Butler St., three rural roads
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Members of the Escambia County Commission crossed their fingers last year, hoping that a new, countywide 1 percent sales tax would provide enough funding to not only cover recent budget shortfalls, but to provide money for badly needed repairs to the county’s rural roadways. Apparently, the county is enjoying the first fruits of the new penny-on-the-dollar revenue enhancement tax, which went into effect July…