Gov. Ivey Announces Plans to Widen Hwy 411 in Etowah and Cherokee County
Governor Kay Ivey has announced several transportation projects as part of the “Rebuild Alabama Act’s First Year Plan.” One of those projects consist of widening a highway that people in Cherokee and Etowah County have been waiting on for a very long time. Governor Ivey says that the widening of Highway 411 is vital for the economic development in Cherokee and Etowah Counties.
Last month, Ivey signed the Rebuild Alabama Act that will gradually increase the state’s fuel tax over the next three years in an effort to repair roads and bridges. Cherokee County is one of 16 Alabama counties without a four-lane route to an interstate and Senator Andrew Jones says this project will increase opportunities for new and existing industry in the area.
Beginning in January 2020, state, county, and municipal governments in Alabama will begin to see additional revenue from the fuel tax increase of $0.06 which will go into effect in September of this year.