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Lawmakers approve roads, bridges plan for Ala
By Roads bill passes legislature, still needs voter approval
Montgomery, AL – - The Alabama Senate has approved a
compromise to a $1 billion road construction plan.
A legislative conference committee recommended a compromise
Wednesday that would provide $100 million a year for 10 years for
road construction. But it reduced the many special projects that
had been included in the House version of the plan.
The compromise version does have a few projects, including $20
million for mass transit in the Birmingham area, $5 million for the
State Docks in Mobile, and $1 million for an Interstate 10
connector at Dothan.
The Senate approved the compromise 25-8 Wednesday afternoon. Now
it's up to the House to consider the plan.