Coffee County uses Build Alabama gas tax dollars to repave road 723

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Coffee Co., Ala. (WDHN)— A back road short-cut between Enterprise and Geneva has gotten a “makeover”.
The last time Coffee County Road 723 was repaved, President Lyndon Johnson was in the White House.

A recent study indicates about 800 vehicles travel on the road on a daily basis.
Last week, the county began a “repaving” project that will cost more than 450-thousand dollars
when complete.

It would not have been made possible if it wasn’t for Rebuild Alabama. Additional state sales tax
revenues are targeting the “old” farm to market roads which were built during Governor
“Big Jim” Folsom administration of the 1940’s and 50’s. Since then, many of these roads statewide haven’t been “repaved” in more than a half-century.

Coffee County Engineer Marty Lentz says “Coffee County Road 723 came at the top of the paving-list. It’s a local road which has not been eligible for federal aid funds, but on average
800 cars a day pass on it.”

On October First, the state’s six-cents per gallon gas tax will go to eight cents. By October 2021,
it will increase to a dime per gallon.

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