State Rep. Ryan Lauer, Hope Clerk-Treasurer Diane Burton, Gov. Eric Holcomb, and Town Manager J.T. Doane at the recent grant announcements held in North Vernon.
State Rep. Ryan Lauer, Hope Clerk-Treasurer Diane Burton, Gov. Eric Holcomb, and Town Manager J.T. Doane at the recent grant announcements held in North Vernon.

The Town of Hope was recently awarded nearly $184,000 to repave community streets.

In November, the governor's office announced that the town would receive $183,964 for the project. The total project cost will be  $245,285, according to town officials.

Streets on the project list include:

  • Jackson, Main to Harrison
  • Washington, Main to Harrison
  • Washington, Harrison to Community Center
  • Mill, Race to Vine
  • High, Aiken to Union
  • Locust, Race to Main
  • Harrison, Jackson to Washington

According to Town Manager J.T. Doane, since 2016 about 52% of the town's streets will be paved by the end of next year's project. Doane said the town has successfully secured $452,800 through the Community Crossing Matching Grants since fall of 2016.