Madison County will receive just over $586,000 from the state government for local road maintenance for 2014.
County commission chairman Anthony Dove announced the figure June 24 at the county commissioners’ meeting. The money is made available through the Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant (LMIG).
The program requires a 30-percent match from the county, which means the county must commit to spending roughly $176,000 on roads next year to get the money from the state. That brings the total 2014 funding for roads through LMIG to a minimum of $762,000 — or $152,000 per district.
Dove urged commissioners to decide what road projects they want to pursue in their districts next year.
“Go ahead and do your due diligence on projects and then we’ll do estimates,” said Dove. “As soon as we vote (on projects), we’ll send that in and they’ll send us a check.”