Greensburg, IN - The City of Greensburg today announced that the community has been awarded $237,297.02 in Community Crossing Matching Grant (CCMG) funds from the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) for 2020-2021.
Launched in 2016, the CCMG 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.
Since 2016, the state has awarded $612 million in state funds to support local road and bridge projects throughout Indiana. Projects that are eligible for funding through Community Crossings include road and bridge preservation projects with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance in connection with a these projects. Material costs for chip sealing and crack filing operations are also eligible for funding.
The locations in the City of Greensburg that will be funded by CCMG are as follows:
Portions of South Broadway Street
Portions of West Hendricks Street
Portions of South Ireland Street
Portions of North Anderson Street
Portions of East North Street
Portions of North Lathrop Street
Portions of North Monfort Street
Portions of South Christy Road
Portions of North East Street
"To be eligible for CCMG, the City of Greensburg must have a current pavement asset management plan," said Ron May, City of Greensburg Engineer. "An integral part of the asset management plan is to rate every block of every street in the City once every two years. Based upon the rating for each street segment, the paving program is developed based upon the greatest return for the expenditure made for a particular street segment. The above street segments were selected from the current rating of our streets." Along with the construction related to CCMG, there will also be street paving that will be completed mid-spring or early-summer this year. All work is scheduled to begin when COVID-19 related restrictions are lifted.
“I am happy the entire application submitted was awarded, which means we can move quickly on improving the city’s transportation infrastructure," said Mark Klosterkemper, City of Greensburg Street Commissioner. "We have started the bid process. We should be taking bids and awarding the contract at the June Board of Public Works meeting to the successful low bidder. A notice to proceed will be issued within three weeks, and the contractor can start by July 1. By following this timeline, the projects should be completed by the end of October. Combined with the completion of 2019 CCMG projects this year, it will be the most pavement maintenance performed in one year within the City."
"The 2020-2021 Community Crossing Matching Grant was one of the first items our leadership team and I worked on after taking office in January," said Mayor Joshua Marsh. "I am very proud of the community’s proposal and excited to see this investment in our infrastructure. It is great to see an award for 100 percent of our ask, and I appreciate the work that went into preparing our application. I thank Governor Eric Holcomb, Indiana Department of Transportation Commissioner Joe McGinness and our General Assembly for their continued support of the Community Crossing Matching Grant program."