Richmond Awarded State of Indiana Community Crossings Matching Grant

December 13, 2022

The City of Richmond has been awarded a nearly $200,000 grant by the State of Indiana for local infrastructure improvement. The grant, part of the Community Crossings Matching Grant Fund Program, will be matched 50/50 by local dollars to mill and pave seven Richmond streets.

The bidding process will begin in 2023 and work is expected to start in late summer of 2023. Work will include milling and repaving parts of seven streets. This involves removing the old road surface and replacing it with new asphalt. The resulting street improvements will help reduce wear and tear on vehicles, improve public safety, and extend the life of the streets.

The streets chosen for these improvements are as follows:

  • Rich Road between Flatley & Salisbury
  • Catalpa Drive
  • Locust Drive
  • North B Street between N 9th and 10th
  • NW 11th Street between Peacock and West Main
  • SW 11th Street between West Main and US 40
  • NW 8th Street Between Peacock and West Main

These improvements come as a part of the City of Richmond’s commitment to maintaining and improving our city streets. Since 2016, the City of Richmond has used Community Crossings grants to mill and repave 42 miles of local streets. You can view past, current, and upcoming Richmond road projects using the city's Road Project Dashboard.

"This grant is part of the City's commitment to investing in our infrastructure. I am pleased that we were able to secure this funding because it allows our local dollars to go farther."
— Ian Vanness, Director of Infrastructure & Development

Launched in 2016, the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program provides funding to cities, towns, and counties across Indiana to make improvements to local roads and bridges. Community Crossings is a partnership between INDOT and Hoosier communities, both urban and rural, to invest in infrastructure projects that catalyze economic development, create jobs, and strengthen local transportation networks.

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