Starke County to Apply for Another Round of Community Crossings Grants

The Indiana Department of Transportation opened the first round of the 2019 Community Crossings Grants and Starke County will be submitting more projects for consideration.

Highway Superintendent Rik Ritzler told the Starke County Commissioners last week that six projects will be included in the application.  Hot mix overlay and preventative maintenance will be requested on 400 S. from U.S. 421 to County Road 650 W., County Road 50 S. from State Road 39 to the Knox City Limits, County Road 250 N. from Range Road to U.S. 35, County Road 25 N. from U.S. 35 to County Bridge #38, County Road 1100 E. (Tecumseh Road) from U.S. 30 to Circle Ave., and County Road 600 E. from U.S. 30 to the La Porte County line. 

Ritzler noted that two projects were awarded during the 2018 Community Crossings grant application process.

“First is the intersection improvement at County Road 600 S. and County Road 210,” explained Ritzler.  “That project will be bid in February.  We’re doing that for safety and traffic flow reason.  The second project is a hot mix overlay on 25 N. from 600 E. to State Road 23.  That will also be bid in February.”

Applications for the first round in 2019 are due by Friday, Feb. 1.