Earlier this week, Shelbyville was awarded another $1 million in road funding through the state’s “Community Crossings” program. These funds will help to further accelerate efforts to improve the road networks in Shelbyville, funding an additional 48 resurfacing projects, a two-block reconstruction project, and another two blocks of partial road reconstruction for the next year. Since the “Community Crossings” program was established in 2017, the City has been awarded $3 million dollars in additional road funding, which has completed much needed maintenance and repair work on numerous local roads.
Mayor Thomas DeBaun was quoted saying, “We appreciate the efforts undertaken by the state general assembly, INDOT, and Governor Holcomb to make more funding available to local communities so that we can re-invest in our infrastructure. Investing in preventative maintenance in our roads today, means that our infrastructure lasts longer and performs better over it’s lifespan.”
In 2019 and 2020, over 60 projects will be completed due to the Community Crossings Initiative funding made available through the State of Indiana.
“The Community Crossings Program has allowed us to make numerous large investments in infrastructure in Shelbyville the last few years. Over 60 roads projects are being funded in 2019 and 2020, a task that would not have been possible before,” City Engineer Matt House said. “The grant program, along with an increase in local funding from the City Council, has allowed us to more than triple the amount of work yearly that we were doing prior to 2017.”