Batesville earns Community Crossing Grant

first_imgBatesville, In. — The City of Batesville has received $738,111 from The Indiana Department of Transportation Community Crossing Initiative. The Batesville portion is one of 189 grants valued at $115 million awarded across the state recently.The City of Batesville will use the money to complete nearly 20 roadway and sidewalk projects throughout the city including Huntersville Road, West Pearl Street, Tekulve Road and Lammers Pike.As part of the grant, the City will provide local matching grants of 25 percent which will result in approximately $1 million in roadway improvements in Batesville in 2019.“We are extremely grateful to be able to apply and receive this state grant as we could not do this on our own at the local government level,” said Mayor Mike Bettice. “This grant helps us fix up many more roads and put our tax dollars to other good uses.”Governor Eric Holcomb and INDOT Commissioner Joe McGuinness made the Next Level Roads announcement in Indianapolis on Tuesday, March 26.“Indiana’s fully-funded, long-term Next Level Roads plan means cities, towns, and counties are improving their roads and bridges at levels unmatched in our state’s history,” Gov. Holcomb said in a press release. “Community Crossings projects are crucial to first mile and last mile solutions that companies need when evaluating Indiana to locate their business or expand to create additional jobs.”last_img

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