Town Receives Grant Funding for Roads & Sidewalks

State awards Town of Speedway grant funding to improve streets and sidewalks

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announced Town of Speedway as an award winner for the 2019 Community Crossings matching grant program. INDOT will provide the Town with an estimated amount of $430,376.25 to complete five road resurfacing and sidewalk replacement projects in town. This is the fourth consecutive year the Town has received this highly sought after and competitive grant.

“This award not only represents a significant investment in our Town’s infrastructure, but also confidence in our asset management plan,” stated Town Manager, Jacob Blasdel. The recipients of the Community Crossings grant are chosen based on a scoring system. Blasdel says the way the Town has invested road funding dollars in the past and effectively communicated their progress to the State put Speedway ahead of other applicants. “The Town Council and Clerk-Treasurer’s prudent financial management and budgeting over many years has put us in a position to apply for and win this funding,” Blasdel continued.

Although Speedway has had great success applying for the Community Crossings matching grant program, the award is not easy to come by.  “The grant award process is competitive, with many applicants not receiving funding or only partial funding. We not only were awarded the grant, but were also fully funded,” said Wendell Walters, Public Works Director. 

Blasdel praised the work of both Walters and Street Commissioner, Rob Wetnight for their program management and leadership. “With this award, INDOT has recognized that the individuals in our Street Department are able to maintain critical infrastructure in our community and effectively put funds to use,” said Blasdel. “We’re looking forward to taking the plans laid out in the proposal and seeing them come to life in the community.” 

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For more information, contact:
Kelly Buck, Director of Communication
P: 317-246-4120
C: 765-620-1603

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