Knox Street Department to Complete Four Projects with Community Crossings Grant Funds

The City of Knox was recently awarded $455,559.61 in Community Crossings grant funds. Street Superintendent Jeff Borg told the Knox Board of Public Works members on Wednesday morning that the city’s match is $151,853.17 which will complete four priority projects.

INDOT funds 75 percent of the projects to help with the purchase of materials for the projects. It is the goal of INDOT to help build and improve Indiana’s infrastructure.

Mill and fill work will be done on Pearl, Main, Shield, Washington, Lake and Bender Streets. Road reconstruction was approved for Water and Main Streets from U.S. 35 to Mound Street. New curbs and sidewalks are included in the reconstruction project along with three inch asphalt overlay.

Washington, Danker, Pine, Jackson, and Fisher Streets will get an asphalt overlay and several roads will receive an asphalt rejuvenator that will be applied to roads that were paved three years ago.

The overlay and mill and fill projects may be done yet this year with the other projects to begin in the spring. Rieth-Riley Construction Co., Inc. will be conducting a lot of the work.