Jackson County and two of its municipalities, Crothersville and Seymour, will receive more than $2.16 million for road repaving projects.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb and Indiana Department of Transportation Commissioner Mike Smith announced Tuesday that the three were among the 224 cities, towns and counties across the state receiving a combined $107.8 million in funding for local road projects through the Community Crossings Matching Grant program. The funding is a component of the governor’s Next Level Roads program.
“Continuing to modernize and enhance our transportation infrastructure is critical to the economic success in and around our incredible communities and ultimately Hoosiers’ prosperity itself,” Holcomb said.
Jackson County will receive $983,240.97, Seymour will get $928,683.22 and Crothersville will receive $256,333.50, according to a news release from INDOT.
In the past three years, Seymour has received nearly $3 million in Community Crossings funds.
Mayor Matt Nicholson said the funding would not have been possible without matching
financial support from the Seymour Redevelopment Commission. He also thanked city Engineer Bernie Hauersperger, Department of Public Works Director Chad Dixon and DPW administrative assistant Michelle Gossett for their work in completing the application.
The city plans to use the funding to repave 11 streets and roads. The money will be matched by the city for an investment of more than $1.8 million to improve existing road infrastructure.
Crothersville received the full amount for which it applied and will be able to pave four streets. With the town match of $85,444.50, the result will be more than $341,000 worth of work done.
Utility Director Mason Boicourt said FPBH Inc. will put together a bid packet, and the paving will be done sometime this year.
This is the fifth time for Crothersville to be selected for CCMG funding.
The Jackson County Highway Department said it will announce the list of roads to be paved once bids come in this year.
The Community Crossings initiative has provided more than $1 billion in state matching funds for local construction projects since 2016.
State lawmakers identified long-term funding for Community Crossings as part of House Enrolled Act 1002, passed by the legislature and signed into law by Holcomb in April 2017.
Communities submitted applications for funding during a highly competitive call for projects in January. Applications were evaluated based on need and current conditions and impacts to safety and economic development. Funding for Community Crossings comes from the state’s local road and bridge matching grant fund.
To qualify, local governments must provide local matching funds of 50% for larger communities or 25% for smaller communities and have an asset management plan for maintaining existing roads and bridges. State law requires annually that 50% of the available matching funds be awarded to communities within counties with a population of 50,000 or fewer.
“Community Crossings makes immediate impacts on improving local roads and bridges across Indiana,” Holcomb said. “Those improvements translate to a safe, reliable, robust transportation infrastructure that benefits residents and business in every corner of our state and every place in between.”
Community Crossings improves safety and reliability of local roads and enhances connectivity in all 92 Indiana counties,Smith said.
“INDOT is excited to join with our local partners to deliver on these high-priority projects, and I look forward to the transformative effect of this work in our communities in the months ahead,” he said.
The next call for projects will open in July.
At a glance
The following streets in Seymour will be included in the 2023 overlay schedule:
Vine Street from South Avenue to Tipton Street (U.S. 50)
Airport Road from Second Street to the end of the road
Hackberry Drive from Locust Drive to U.S. 50
Locust Court West from Locust Drive to the cul-de-sac
Locust Drive from 220 feet south of Locust Court West to North Locust Drive
Locust Court Center from Locust Drive to the cul-de-sac
Locust Court East from Locust Drive to the cul-de-sac
Locust Drive North from Schleter Road to U.S. 50
D Avenue from First Avenue to C Avenue
Johnson Street from Fifth Street to 160 feet south of Fourth Street
O’Brien Street from 600 feet south of Burkart Boulevard to 900 feet north of Burkart Boulevard
The only project that was not approved to receive funding from this round of CCMG grants was Burkart Boulevard from State Road 11 to 16th Street.
The following streets in Crothersville will be included in the 2022 repaving schedule:
Main Street from South County Road 1000E to 150 feet east of Dismore Street
Howard Street from the western terminus to Park Street
Bethany Road from Howard Street to Myers Street
Park Street from Main Street to Howard Street
On the Web
The list of all communities receiving matching funds in the 2022 winter/spring call for projects is online at in.gov/indot/communitycrossings.