Senators Dial & Whatley Help Secure $153,558 Grant for City of Opelika

By Gerald Dial & Tom Whatley

Senators Gerald Dial (R-Lineville) and Tom Whatley (R-Auburn) are pleased to announce that the city of Opelika has been awarded a grant of $153,558.00 for work on the Shared Use Path in downtown Opelika. The office of Governor Robert Bentley informed Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller and Senators Dial and Whatley of the grant in a letter on June 25th. The grant is part of the Federal Transportation Alternatives Program.

“I am so pleased that Opelika has been awarded a significant grant for expansion of the Shared Use Path,” remarked Senator Dial. “A lot of work has gone into this, and I want to express my appreciation to Mayor Fuller and Senator Whatley for their help in securing this funding.”

“Opelika is a destination town for people moving to Alabama, and innovative ideas like the Shared Use Path are a big reason why,” said Senator Whatley. “I appreciate the Governor listening to our recommendation and going to bat for the people of Opelika.”