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City Awarded a Record $1.5 Mil Community Crossing Grant Share

Apr 11, 2024  |  Web Administrator

(Mar­i­on, IN) Apr. 11th, 2024 – The City of Mar­i­on has been award­ed a record 1.5 mil­lion dol­lar Com­mu­ni­ty Cross­ing Match­ing Grant from the Indi­ana Depart­ment of Transportation.

In a let­ter dat­ed April 10th, 2024, Gov­er­nor Eric Hol­comb and INDOT Com­mis­sion­er Michael Smith signed the pre­lim­i­nary approval for fund­ing to match the City’s com­mit­ment to improve the infra­struc­ture with­in the City of Marion.

The match­ing grant is the largest the City of Mar­i­on has received from INDOT.

The pro­ject­ed cost for the 2024 roads and streets project is 3 mil­lion dollars.

May­or Ronald Mor­rell, Jr. expressed excite­ment to be able to improve infra­struc­ture through­out the city with the 50/50 match­ing grant. We are hon­ored by INDOT’s deci­sion to allo­cate the max­i­mum grant amount to our city. This achieve­ment reflects the ded­i­cat­ed col­lab­o­ra­tion between the City Coun­cil and the Admin­is­tra­tion, empha­siz­ing our shared com­mit­ment to enhanc­ing both road infra­struc­ture and pedes­tri­an path­ways. This grant rep­re­sents a piv­otal oppor­tu­ni­ty for our city, mark­ing our inau­gur­al endeav­or into sub­stan­tial side­walk ren­o­va­tions. I extend my grat­i­tude to Mike Graft, our esteemed City Engi­neer, whose dili­gent efforts were instru­men­tal in secur­ing this grant.”

With­in the next few weeks, an offi­cial award let­ter will be pre­sent­ed from INDOT

The pre­lim­i­nary let­ter to the May­or stat­ed, The state of Indi­ana looks for­ward to part­ner­ing with all Hoosier com­mu­ni­ties, both urban and rur­al, to invest in road and bridge infra­struc­ture projects. Improve­ment to local roads and bridges will bring about eco­nom­ic devel­op­ment, cre­ate jobs, and strength­en local trans­porta­tion net­works for all of Indiana.”

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