Geneva Co. repaving full speed following the COVID-19 speed bump

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Geneva Co. (WDHN)—Last September, the Alabama Legislature voted on a gradual gas tax increase, marking the first statewide increase in more than 25 years.

Geneva County Engineer Justin Barfield says the COVID-19 health guidelines slowed paving crews to a near halt, but now that Alabama is gradually re-opening.

Barfield says “residents will be seeing county workers and construction equipment re-paving miles of deteriorated roadway.”

The gas tax is earmarked to improve infrastructure in each of the state’s 67 counties but is expected to have the greatest impact in the rural, poorer counties.

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