Alabama Using Federal Funds for Extra Trooper Patrols

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama is going to use federal funds to pay state troopers to work overtime on the state's deadliest roads.

The crackdown was announced today by Governor Riley.

A two-year agreement between the Alabama Department of Transportation and the state Department of Public Safety calls for the Transportation Department to supply more than $5 million in federal highway safety funds.

That will be used for extra patrols in areas with the greatest number of wrecks.

The CARE Research and Development Laboratory at the University of Alabama will determine where the problem areas are that need extra patrols.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Kevin Location: dothan on Sep 7, 2007 at 04:08 PM
    They are gonna patrol 431 where they are wideing it.It was supposed to be done by fall 2007 then without anything announced The state DOT extended there deadline to finish till spring 2008 So the contracter has stopped working on it.
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