Road projects move forward in Jemison

Published 8:47 pm Monday, October 1, 2012

Another phase of the process to repair County Road 42 in Jemison is complete.

The Jemison City Council approved a grant Monday from the Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program for the state to resurface the road from U.S. Highway 31 to Interstate 65.

“We know that 42 is a major artery between 31 and 65,” Mayor Eddie Reed said. “The road is in dire need of repairing, and it will be paved.”

Reed said the grant is for about $800,000.

Bidding on the project will take place in January, and construction will start in March.

“We do plan to write a letter of thank-you,” Reed said.

Another pending state project is paving Highway 191 (also known as Church Street) in Jemison.

The council has approved all preliminary paperwork and is ready for the state to begin repairs.

In addition, the state informed Reed that the city must upgrade its traffic lights at the intersection of Union Grove Road and Highway 31 in the future.

According to the state, the current red lights are obsolete and need to be replaced with LED lights.

Reed said the upgrade would cost Jemison about $8,000.

In other business, the council approved an alcohol license for Rose Café in Jemison.