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Autauga County Commission Receives Joint Safety Grant
10/31/2023  

Autauga County Commission Receives Joint Safety Planning Grant

Autauga County, AL-The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) recently announced its Safe Streets and Roads For All (SS4A) grant awardees. Autauga County along with Chambers, Elmore, and Perry Counties were among those selected for funding. The fiscal year 2023 awardee list included 235 grants totaling $82 million to regional, local and Tribal communities for planning and demonstration projects to improve safety and help prevent deaths and serious injuries on the nationís roadways. 

The Autauga County Commission thanks the Chambers County Commission for being the lead applicant on this joint planning grant. The county looks forward to working with other counties in updating our County Safety Action plans to continue to improve the quality of the county road and bridge network. 

The historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act)established the SS4A discretionary program with $5 billion in appropriated funds over 5 years, 2022-2026. The purpose of the SS4A discretionary grant program is to improve roadway safety by significantly reducing or eliminating roadway fatalities and serious injuries. The program focuses on the development of a comprehensive safety action plan and its implementation for all users o four highways, streets, and roadways. The program provides funding to develop tools to strengthen a community's approach to roadway safety and save lives and prevent serious harm. Additional information can be found at the SS4A website, https://www.transportation.gov/grants/SS4A. 

Anyone with questions related to the SS4A planning grant should contact the Autauga County Engineering Department by phone at 334-361-3761 or by email at acrd@autauga.com.



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