Sep 13 2004

SHELBY ANNOUNCES OVER $270,000 FOR HIGHWAY 79 CORRIDOR IN JEFFERSON COUNTY

U.S. Senator Richard C. Shelby (R-AL), Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Treasury, and General Government, announced today that the Department of Transportation will be releasing $270,395 for the Highway 79 Corridor project. As Chairman for the Subcommittee, Senator Shelby secured these funds in the fiscal year 2004 appropriations process.

Sen. Shelby said, “The funds will be used for construction of a greenway connecting with other municipal facilities and open space areas including a flood mitigation area that is being transformed into a city park at the north edge of the City of Tarrant. The park will serve as a key access point for properties along Five Mile Creek including a 588 acre nature preserve. These funds will allow the City of Tarrant to design and construct a multi-use trail along the banks of Five Mile Creek and to continue their development of this area.”