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Commission approves next paving project, park upgrades

Chilton County is about to enter Phase II of its most recent paving project following a resolution approved unanimously by the Chilton County Commission.

The Phase II portion of roads will include 38.65 miles of newly paved road and cost an estimated $5.3 million to complete.

Sixteen different county roads will be improved as part of the project.

The following are the roads that will be part of the phase II project:

  • 99 miles on County Road 38
  • 35 miles on County Road 754
  • 54 miles on County Road 91
  • 92 miles on County Road 55
  • 73 miles on County Road 607
  • 1 mile on County Road 500
  • 5 miles on County Road 800
  • 2 of a mile on County Road 95
  • 5 miles on County Road 151
  • 2 miles on County Road 152
  • 7 of a mile on County Road 199
  • 56 of a mile on County Road 570
  • 30 miles on County Road 146
  • 31 of a mile on County Road 146
  • 10 miles on County Road 15
  • 64 miles on County Road 25
  • 45 miles on County Road 25
  • 2 miles on County Road 32

Also included in the county’s next wave of road improvements will be chip sealing County Road 32, patching along County Road 803 and chip sealing half a mile of County Road 232, which is currently a dirt road.

The Commission also approved $35,000 from the Industrial and Rural Development Fund to the Higgins Ferry Park playground upgrades, which is contingent on the collection of funds from other sources.

Minooka Park was approved to relocate campsite No. 3 from near the bathhouse to the campground’s entrance and add water to five new campsites.

The relocation and addition of water to the new sites would cost $9,890.42 and will be completed by Danny Throckmorton.

A quote of $49,794 from Meta’s Garden was approved to add trees and colorful plants and flowers to visually enhance the aesthetics of  Minooka Park.

The county’s parks were a major talking point of the agenda, as Minooka Park also received its share of resolutions focusing on park upgrades.

Minooka Park’s latest improvements approved were the installation of an irrigation system and gravel pad by Earth Brothers for $37,100 and having Independence Fence install fencing at the sports area and around the park’s power panels for $20,564.