The City of Knox was awarded $346,138.07 in the most recent round of INDOT’s Community Crossings Matching Grant Program.
When City Council members met earlier this month, Mayor Dennis Estok indicated they were fortunate to be a recipient this year since about 444 communities applied and only 283 were awarded funds.
He mentioned that the City’s local match was technically $115,379.36. However, he said since officials were able to include the cost of the City’s annual street paving project, which totaled $68,975, it reduced the match amount to $46,404.36.
Estok provided documentation that showed the completed roadwork included a $21,725 paving project on Fisher Street as well as a $47,250 paving project on Delaware Street. The mayor explained that this was the last year they’ll be able to include completed roadwork as a part of the grant application.
He also shared a list of the projects that will be tackled in the spring when the weather improves.
Mayor Estok said that Reith-Riley provided the lowest quote when these projects were bid out during the grant process.
Their crews will be conducting $166,250 worth of mill and fill work on various sections of Henry Drive, McGill Street, Carlson Drive, Evelyn Street, Edgewood Drive and Clabaugh Drive, aka “Redskin Trail”.
Crews will also be doing a $157,875 overlay project on portions of Corey Drive, South Fisher Street, Ellis Street, South Roosevelt Road, West Delaware Street and East Washington Street. The installation of butt joints is also included in this project.
In addition to those projects, a portion of the funding will be put toward a rejuvenating process that will help preserve the asphalt on several City streets.
If you have any questions about the Community Crossings Projects, contact the Mayor’s Office at 574-772-4553.