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Governor Ivey announces three major projects for North Alabama

Governor Kay Ivey was in The Rocket City today and FOX54 got the chance to catch up with her on some updates regarding the state and us here in The Valley.

MADISON, Ala. — Alabama's governor, Kay Ivey said, "roads and bridges have needed some repair for a long time and they still do... But we're making significant progress thanks to Rebuild Alabama."

The Rebuild Alabama act, overwhelmingly passed by the legislature and signed by Governor Ivey in 2019, requires ALDOT to establish an annual program setting aside $10 million off the top of the state's share of new gas tax revenue for local projects.

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Governor Ivey stated that she is thrilled to announce not just one but three major projects to the area. 

All three of those major projects focus on major roads here in Huntsville, roads that are used daily by those commuting from work to home and much, much more." 

The three roadways that are set to receive work and repair are HWY 72, Interstate 565 and HWY 53. 

Governor Ivey also said, "Today, I'm proud to announce HWY-72's long overdue expansion, which will start at Providence Main."

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I-565 recently underwent repairs but those repairs stopped at County Line Road, Ivey further wants to continue repairs on this interstate. 

She added, "I am announcing that we will continue the expansion [of I-565] to Wall Triana. We are closing the gap for daily commuters."

Lastly, another local highway will also be expanding, one located more toward the Harvest area, which is HWY 53. 

HWY 53 will be getting additional lanes from Taurus Drive to Harvest Road.

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