Supervisors approve $3M for Madison, Ridgeland

Supervisors approve $3M for Madison, Ridgeland


Madison County supervisors last week approved spending the final $3 million of federal COVID-19 relief monies on projects in Madison and Ridgeland.

The county received $20,642,090 in American Rescue Plan Act funds, with a quarter of that going towards broadband expansion in the rural northern part of the county and another quarter for Bozeman Road.

The city of Madison will receive $1,045,590 to be used for a service area well pump near St. Catherine’s Village, Liberty Park roof repairs, and improvements to Kingsbridge Road and Hearn Creek.

The City of Ridgeland will receive $2 million to help fund a water and sewer infrastructure project on Colony Park Boulevard.

“The addition of the water and sewer will not only support new economic development in this area, but it also will make it possible to eliminate two sewer lift stations, which have ongoing maintenance costs,” Ridgeland Mayor Gene F. McGee said in a statement.

The county allocated $5 million to broadband expansion, $5 million for Bozeman Road $2 million to the Madison County Wastewater Authority, $2 million for Purple Creek Basin improvements, and $1.8 million for a softball field at Sulphur Springs Park. The rest of the projects went towards a CDBG grant match, Batchelor Creek improvements, and the Emergency Watershed Protection Program.

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