Council approves new funding for industrial access road

Published 8:37 pm Tuesday, January 28, 2020

The Troy City Council approved $300,000 more from the Alabama Department of Transportation to cover a road to tie in the Enzor Road connectors to a new industrial access road at Kimber manufacturing.

The council previously approved a bid for the project at $2.1 million. The council had already been approved for $1.8 million in funding for the project and, because of a good price on the version that tied in to Trojan Parkway, the state agreed to provide the remainder of the funds.

“It’s huge for safety and convenience, and we expect it to generate growth and development on those connector roads,” said Mayor Jason Reeves. “This has been in the works for a long time.”

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The council also approved for CDG to provide engineering services at $213,000, which is about 10 percent of the cost of the project.

Reeves said the project is expected to be completed within 210 working days, but that he is optimistic that the road will actually be completed well before the end of the year due to much of the road being constructed in land that does not require rerouting traffic.

In other business, the council:

• Approved the purchase of a new baler for the Environmental Services Department at a cost of $78,500 to Waste Recycling of Montogmery. However, the department had already been awarded a $75,800 grant that covers most of the purchase.

• Approved for the Utilities Department to preapply for $2.6 million in EPA funding to make various improvements within the department. Utilities Manager Brian Chandler said that a majority of that money is expected to be granted, but there are no percentages set with this form of funding. The funding has not been approved yet, only a preapplication for the project.

• Approved the awarding of a bid to Ideal Graphics to supply baseball and softball uniforms for the Recreation Center at $9 per shirt and $7.45 per hat. About 850 children are expected to participate and need uniforms.

• Approved the purchase of a strip of property for $5,000 behind the Henderson Highway substation to expand the substation.

The next meeting of teh Troy City Council is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 10 at City Hall.