City roads slated for improvement

Published 10:57 pm Friday, January 17, 2014

The City of Troy will begin roadwork on Enzor Road and Henderson Highway as phase two of their agreement with the Alabama Department of Transportation.

The roadwork will be funded through the Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program. The state will spend $2.5 million for Enzor Road, Henderson Highway and future work on Elm Street, including the replacement of a bridge.

The City of Troy agreed to sponsor the work by covering 20 percent ($638,000) of the total cost of the project ($3.1 million). By doing so, Pike County will be funded for more than $5 million in road improvements.

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“The government said it would give $5 million with no match. Any additional funds had to be matched with 20 percent,” said Troy Mayor Jason Reeves. “The county applied and the city is paying in order to leverage more money.”

Reeves said the projects are all on county roads, but they are all roads that go into Troy and are all roads that need the work.

Enzor Road (County Road 3363) will be widened from County Road 3304 to State Road 87.

Henderson Highway (County Road 2290) will be resurfaced from County Road 2221 to KW Road.

Because the work on Elm Street, east of George Wallace Drive, involves replacing a bridge, the project is still in the planning phase.