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Grant may fund corridor

Published 11:00pm Wednesday, March 28, 2012

If Troy receives grant approval, area residents could see work begin on a portion of the proposed east-west corridor.

At Tuesday night’s city council meeting, members voted to apply for Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program funds that would be used to mill and resurface Montgomery and Madison streets from U.S. Hwy. 231 to South Brundidge Street. The plan would also widen a portion of Three Notch Street near Madison.

The entire proposed east-west corridor is planned to span from George Wallace Drive near Charles Henderson High School to Montgomery Street and Back to U.S. Hwy. 231.

The project would hopefully alleviate traffic congestion during Troy University athletic events and provide easier travel for CGI employees.

If approved, Troy would receive $1,056,219 from ATRIP and would contribute $369,676 for the project.

The city had applied for another grant in June 2010. They had hoped to receive more than $10 million to fund the whole project.

Also at the meeting, the council approved the following:

• A restaurant/retail liquor license for Troy Concessions and Catering.

• A bid award to Sysco to provide Recreation Department concessions.

• Notice of a Chick-fil-a and Crowco, inc.

• Authority for the mayor to negotiate a loan for new city equipment.

• A PowerSouth Energy Cooperative license agreement.

• Authority to assess property owners for the removal of a dilapidated building at 329 Orion St.

• A contract with Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood for the Troy Municipal Airport.

• Councilman Charles Meeks will represent the city as a voting delegate at the Alabama League of Municipalities meeting.

  • BH1880

    This will certainly help transportation to get to Troy Normal School, but there are still not enough hitching post for horses. No wait the name has changed to Troy University, but there is still not enough parking.

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  • onlyintroy

    Who is Troy concessions

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  • TU08

    Just what we need …selling alchol at the ball games….get em drunk then turn em loose on the highway…way to go Troy

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    • http://www.troymessenger.com Robbyn Brooks

      Hi there! Troy Concessions and Catering isn’t university related. They applied for a restaurant/retail liquor license.

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    • WDM

      TU08 do you feel like a fool now!!!!!

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  • onlyintroy

    Great job Robbyn, the paper is alot better since you got on board.Started buying the paper again,but still love the comments[most comments are good]

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  • BH1880

    Like I said, Ms Brooks you may save the paper.

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  • WDM

    Thank you Robbyn,your doing a great job.

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  • Observer

    $10-million to four-lane Montgomery/Madison/Martin Luther/McKinley so those dozens and dozens of people who attend Troy State Basketball games can hunt for a place to park at the high school? Will they start calling off public school days to facilitate parking for basketball like they did for football when Troy State had an early game on a school day just to be on television?

    If they really need this project, let Troy State spend some of that $200-million they claim to have raised instead of extorting more money from the city. The city ought to be chasing grants for project which will benefit the public of Troy such as an Eastern corridor to connect Elm Street to US 231 and Enzor Road to alleviate the congestion on Wallace/Elm and Gibbs streets and facilitate access to the Sportsplex.

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  • http://www.troymessenger.com Robbyn Brooks

    Thanks for the kind words! I am happy to be back in Alabama and working for The Messenger. We’re a small staff, but I love that everyone here works very hard to cover as much as possible each day. The staff really wants to do a good job and give the community the coverage you all deserve. It’s nice to hear a compliment every now and then. You all made my day! :)

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  • TU08

    No WDM I do not feel like a fool….Way to Go Troy does not in any way imply Troy University in itself…I think it is you can get all the free whispretty foolish in the first place…a person can get free beer, whiskey and mixers at just about all the tailgate tents…why some even have a full bar set up in theirs…they comes to game half snockered and then they will be able to finish the job once inside the confines of the stadium…and who is responsible if someone leaves there drunk and kills someone…..

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    • WDM

      The article is not about selling beer or whiskey at the games.Read Robbyn’s comment again.

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  • ohwell

    Here’s a novel idea, TU08:
    How about somebody be responsible for themselves for a change. Just because someone offers you a drink, doesn’t mean you have to overindulge. And if you do, why is it their fault? Why can’t YOU take responsibility for yourself.
    By the way, by you, I mean everyone.

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  • Bill_OReally

    First, I’m kind of surprised they are making the corridor along Madison. That road is so narrow. Will they have to proclaim imminent domain over all of those old houses on Madison? Second, if you have ever known a full blown alcoholic, it is very sad. I knew one guy who would get so drunk he would soil himself. It was pathetic. And he could not control his addiction. If someone offered him a drink, he could not say no. It was very hard on his family and he eventually lost everything including his life to pancreatic cancer. And no matter how hard his family tried to intervene, nobody could stop him from spiraling into hell. Some people just cant be helped. Drinking is all fun until you get past 50 and realize you are addicted and it is ruining your life and killing you.

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