A Hanceville project funded by the Rebuild Alabama Act has been completed.
A stretch of Commercial Street from downtown Hanceville to the school has been resurfaced along with curb ramps and crosswalks.
The Rebuild Alabama Act (RAA) grant, which was prepared and submitted by the North Central Alabama Regional Council of Governments (NARCOG) as part of its Rural Planning Organization (RPO) work program, awarded Hanceville $250,000 for the $275,000 project. The Hanceville City Council committed $25,000 in local match funds.
The RAA grant was submitted as part of the 2020 Fiscal Year RPO work program.
The project had a minimum of two inches of the existing layer of wearing surface along Commercial Street in Hanceville milled out and replaced with new wearing surface beginning at Church Street and moving eastward to the school.
Intermediate points along the street include Hanceville First Baptist Church, Trinity Lutheran Church, First United Methodist Church and the Hanceville School Complex.
Due to issues with puddling and stormwater drainage, the project removed the existing asphalt from the roadway gutters and restored the original gutters and asphalt interface to improve drainage.
This project is another piece in the implementation of the Hanceville Downtown Improvement Plan and Comprehensive Plan Update.
Since Fiscal Year 2019, NARCOG has helped secure $3,649,657 in grant funds for assistance with projects in Cullman, Lawrence, and Morgan counties.
The NARCOG Regional Planning Agency provides regional and community planning services which improve the quality of life for the residents of Cullman, Lawrence, and Morgan counties. These planning services include economic development and recovery plans, downtown revitalization plans and area plans. Other projects include assistance with urban design solutions, subdivision regulations, and zoning ordinances to help guide the future growth and development of the region.
For more information about NARCOG and the services the agency provides, visit www.narcog.org or follow the agency at facebook.com/narcogal.