The Town of Cicero Receives Community Crossing Matching Grant
Cicero, IN – Governor Holcomb and INDOT Commissioner Joe McGuinness announced 283 Indiana cities, towns and counties received a combined $100 million in state-matching funds for local road projects through the Next Level Roads: Community Crossings Initiative. The Program is in its third year and has awarded nearly $400 million in state matching funds to local governments for construction projects. 444 communities applied for funds making this year’s call for projects highly competitive.
“Infrastructure plays a vital role in taking Indiana to the Next Level, and that includes everything from our interstates down to the last mile—including our local roads, bridges and sidewalks,” Gov. Holcomb said. “When it comes to building and maintaining our infrastructure, we’re in this together for the benefit of all Hoosiers. I am encouraged by the immediate impact of this program and look forward to hundreds more projects funded by Community Crossings taking shape in the coming months.”
The Town of Cicero was awarded $538,572.67 for its East Jackson road reconstruction project that will include milling and paving of the road, new sidewalks, and curbing. The Town was able to provide additional match to complete the project with new lighting and electricity components and pedestrian friendly crossings to include new bump outs. Cicero Town Council members Chris Lutz and Chad Amos have worked alongside Streets and Utilities Department Superintendent Pat Comer and Keith Bryant, the Town’s Engineer, to develop this project.
“The funding the Town of Cicero has received for our East Jackson Street road reconstruction project will help us make an impact in the safety of our roads for our residents and visitors. We appreciate the opportunity INDOT has provided to communities like ours across the State for projects that we may not have been able to complete without these funds,” stated Town Council President Rusty Miller.
For more information on the Town of Cicero, visit www.ciceroin.org.
For additional information about the Indiana Department of Transportation and the Next Level Program, visit www.in.gov/indot.