Northport to consider $14 million bond issue - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Northport to consider $14 million bond issue

The bond would help pay for the expansion of Mitt Lary Road. Source: WBRC video The bond would help pay for the expansion of Mitt Lary Road. Source: WBRC video
NORTHPORT, AL (WBRC) -

The Northport City Council is expected to vote Monday night on a $14 million bond issue. The money would help finance three projects that are already moving forward in the city.

The projects include the expansion of Mitt Lary Road to help deal with traffic congestion.

"The design is about complete," Northport Mayor Bobby Herndon said. "Construction should start in the very near future, which is going to help the flow of traffic between [Highways] 69 and 43, going toward Tuscaloosa County High School."

The bond issue would also help finance the new Northport Fire Station Two, which is already under construction near the intersection of Highway 69 and Union Chapel Road.

"It's going to house our administrative offices for the fire department," Herndon said.

"It would be room for our new ladder truck we're going to be getting next year. It's also going to have a park," the mayor added.

The money would also go toward a new emergency communications system for the City.

Northport City Administrator Scott Collins said the $14 million would be on a 30 year bond.

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