City Council to talk road projects

  • Posted: Saturday, March 9, 2013 11:19 p.m.
    UPDATED: Sunday, March 10, 2013 1:23 p.m.

Aiken City Council will review and vote on the approval of funds that will go toward several large road projects Monday night.

At Council’s regularly scheduled meeting, it will be presented with an intergovernmental agreement from the S.C. Transportation Infrastructure Bank that must be signed before $13.5 million is distributed.

Last year, the State Infrastructure Bank voted to provide $9.5 million for the Hitchcock Parkway widening, $3 million for the widening of University Parkway between Richland Avenue and S.C. Highway 118 and $1 million to make improvements at the Dougherty and Whiskey roads intersection.

According to the agreement, the City will provide a local match and other financial contributions for the projects totaling $15.4 million. Approximately $7 million will come from Capital Project Sales Tax funds from the City of Aiken. Another $3.3 million will come from Aiken County Capital Project Sales Tax funds. The last $5.1 million will derive from state transportation program designated funds.

Council will also conduct the second reading to annex and zone a half-acre lot on Banks Mill Road as limited business for a possible antique business.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers located upstairs in the Municipal Building at 214 Park Ave. S.W.

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