City Receives $1 Million Grant For Road Improvements

This morning, the City of New Albany was awarded a grant under the State of Indiana’s Community Crossings matching grant fund. The Community Crossings initiative was created earlier this year as a local road and bridge matching grant fund (funds are matched on a 50/50 basis). The grant helps communities with road resurfacing, bridge rehabilitation, road reconstruction, and ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliance within road projects.

 Debra Ault, Program Manager with INDOT Seymour District presents Mayor Gahan with the $1 million grant.

Debra Ault, Program Manager with INDOT Seymour District presents Mayor Gahan with the $1 million grant.

The grant, totaling $1 million, will go towards improving street infrastructure within the city of New Albany. Three projects were submitted by the City of New Albany for consideration in the Community Crossings program: the city-wide paving project, the full reconstruction of Bono Road, and the downtown grid modernization project.

“We are thrilled to receive these funds that will help us continue to improve our infrastructure throughout the city,” stated Mayor Jeff Gahan.

Road projects continue to progress throughout the city, with numerous improvements currently undergoing construction. Additionally, the city received the results of a comprehensive street condition analysis that details the status of New Albany roads earlier this week, providing a clear direction to continue improving roadways and accessibility throughout the city.

“This is great timing considering we just received the results of our street condition analysis,” stated Mayor Gahan. “We know that there are road and street improvements that are long overdue. We will continue discussing the need for these improvements with the city council and how we can best improve street and road conditions city-wide over the next five years.”