PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) - A $260,000 bridge project was approved by the Phenix City Council tonight, July 15. Officials tell WTVM the project is a joint project with Phenix City, Russell County and A-Trip.
The project calls for the reconstruction of the Opelika Road Bridge. The city and county will each pledge $260,000 toward the project. The approved project will fix flooding problems in the area.
"Opelika Road right now, when we have large rain, it floods. So right now, preliminary, we've got the road the bridges to be raised up 9 feet to eliminate the flooding hazard that we have. And then the Cutrate Road bridge is underrated and it needs to be demolished," says Angel Moore, a city engineer.
Tonight the Phenix City Council also renamed a portion of 15th street to Hosley Street after Anna May Hosley.
The council also decided to delay a vote on the application for an on premise whiskey wine license at the Phenix City amphitheater.