April 4, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

Town approved for $57k in street grants

By HSJ Online [email protected]

The Town of Hope has been awarded $57,332 in matching grant funds from the Indiana Department of Transportation's Community Crossing program.

The announcement was made Thursday.

J.T. Doane, the town manager, said that as a result of the award, the town will be able to complete several street projects. Those include:

  • Jackson Street from Union to Aiken streets.

  • Washington Street from the west end to Main Street.

  • Harrison Street from Grant to Jackson streets.

  • Butner Drive from south of Midway to Hitchcock.

  • Midway from State Road 9 to Butner Drive.

  • Hitchcock from Butner Drive to Hitchcock.

  • Hitchcock from north end to south end.

    "We want to extend our deepest and sincerest gratitude to our State Legislators, Governor Pence, and Lt. Governor Holcomb's work towards this House Bill, INDOT and LTAP for the work towards the selection process and the work of Strand Associates in preparation of the necessary Asset Management Plan for the grant," Doane said.

    The local road and bridge matching grant fund was created by the Indiana General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Mike Pence in March 2016. The grant program provides approximately $160 million in funding this year available to all Indiana cities, towns and counties on a 50/50 matching basis.

    The Indiana Department of Transportation announced earlier this week that 99 Southern Indiana cities, towns and counties will receive a combined $49 million to improve local roads and bridges through the matching grant fund.

    "Both large and small communities in Southern Indiana demonstrated strong commitments to modernizing their roads and bridges and identified matching funds," said INDOT Commissioner Brandye Hendrickson, in a press release earlier this week. "INDOT is pleased to award all of these funding requests within the program's limit of $1 million per community."

    Bartholomew County is receiving $999,256 from the fund and Columbus will receive $823,898.[[In-content Ad]]
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