The City of Crawfordsville, Indiana

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City Gets Matching Funds For Road Work





Date: August 23, 2016
Released By: Mayor Barton  
Subject: Community Crossings Matching Grant from INDOT

The City of Crawfordsville has been notified by Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) that we will receive a matching grant of $687,744.75 as part of the Community Crossings Program. 

This local road and bridge matching grant fund was created by the Indiana General Assembly and signed into law 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.

Projects that are eligible for funding through Community Crossings include road resurfacing, bridge rehabilitation, road reconstruction, resurfacing, and Americans with Disabilities Act compliance in connection with road projects. Material costs for chip sealing and crack filling operations are also eligible for funds.

Funding was awarded based on a competitive process in which more than 1,500 applications were received.  All proposed projects were evaluated based on their applicability to the program based on the guidelines created in the legislation.

All streets in Crawfordsville have been graded as part of a standard rating system and assigned a replacement priority based on the grade received.   

Crawfordsville will use funds from the special distribution of Local Option Income Tax revenue received from Indiana earlier this year in order the achieve the matching portion as required. 

City of Crawfordsville projects as approved by INDOT include the following:

  1. Milling & repaving of West Main Street from Grant Avenue to Barr Street. This includes removal of old railroad ties that were paved over many years ago and are currently deteriorating causing a washboard effect for several blocks of the street.  It also includes replacement of 38 curb ramps to meet ADA requirements. 
  2. Milling & repaving of Elmore Street from Mill Street to CR 200 East. This project is 1.26 miles in length and will include updating all curb ramps to meet ADA requirements.  Several key local employers are located along Elmore Street and it is an essential east-west artery. 
  3. Milling & repaving of Hughes Street from Elm to Durham Drive*
  4. Milling & repaving of Country Club Terrace (entire length)*
  5. Milling & repaving of Wabash Avenue from Grace Avenue to 1200 E. Wabash*
  6. Milling & repaving of Wabash Avenue from Blair Street to Barr Street*
  7. Milling & repaving Binford Street from Whitlock to Darlington Avenue*
  8. Milling & repaving West Pike Street from Grant Avenue to 1207 W. Pike at dead end*

*Includes replacing a total of 82 separate curb ramps to meet ADA requirements. 


MAYOR’S OFFICE * 300 E. PIKE ST. * 765-364-5160