Deadline for road funds set

Proceeds from gas tax set for Escambia

The Escambia County (Ala.) Commission has until Aug. 31 to adopt an annual plan with a detailed list of road and bridge projects the county anticipates completing through the Rebuild Alabama Act, which will be funded by the new gasoline tax approved by the Alabama Legislature.

The Legislature passed a 10-cent per gallon increase over the next three years. The initial 6-cents a gallon tax increase will take effect on Sept. 1, 2019 and will increase 2 cents on Oct. 1, 2020 and another 2 cents on Oct. 1 2021. The gasoline tax bill also allows for indexing calculations beginning Oct. 1, 2023 and i...