The next Hope paving project will begin in the spring and finish in the summer.

Hope Town Manager J.T. Doane clarified the schedule in an email to HSJ Online. He said the town would go out for bids by the end of the month and award a contract by the end of the year.

But the project itself will be as big as ever, continuing an effort that will have paved 5.2 miles of the town's 12.7 miles of total roadways.

For the second year in a row, grants from the Indiana Department of Transportation are making it happen.

This year alone, INDOT is awarding the town two Community Crossing Matching Grants worth a total of $211,504.50, Doane said. That breaks down to $142,233 for one grant and $69,271.50 for the other.

The town has committed to matching 25 percent of the total.

Paving projects will proceed simultaneously, Doane said, and include ramps where appropriate to meet standards set by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Upcoming paving project will cover:

  • Race from Mill to Locust

  • Seminary from Walnut to Elm

  • Seminary from Elm to Scott

  • Market from Jackson to South

  • Scott from Jackson to South

  • Raymond from Jackson to South

  • Broad from Seminary to South

  • Midway Court from north end to south end

  • Hauser from north end to south end

  • Neal from Liberty Way to Manor Drive

  • Julia from Julia Lane to Liberty Way

  • Manor from Neal Drive to Julia Lane

  • from Schaefer Drive to Julia Lane

    "I extend my gratitude to Gov.Holcomb, INDOT Commissioner McGuinness and our state legislators for all their efforts in affording the opportunity for the CCMG program for our great state of Indiana communities!" Doane said.