Madison County will receive just over $586,000 from the state government for local road maintenance for 2014.
County commission chairman Anthony Dove announced the figure June 24 at the county commissioners’ meeting. The money is made available through the Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant (LMIG).
The program requires a 30-percent match from the county, which means the county must commit to spending roughly $176,000 on roads next year to get the money from the state. That brings the total 2014 funding for roads through LMIG to a minimum of $762,000 — or $152,000 per district.
Dove urged commissioners to decide what road projects they want to pursue in their districts next year.
“Go ahead and do your due diligence on projects and then we’ll do estimates,” said Dove. “As soon as we vote (on projects), we’ll send that in and they’ll send us a check.”
Please Mr. Pethel no light at Sam Bruce Rd bridge.
shaking head at pethel
07/10/13 at 06:04 PM
What do you mean light? More money is going to have to be spent so repair the bridge that Pethel has been so hellbent on installing. It has been open less than a week and yesteday it had over four feet of water OVER the bridge. Guess what? Sam bruce is closed again.