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State money will pay for Carmel road improvements

$1 million for seven projects
Posted at 8:55 PM, Dec 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-15 20:55:48-05

CARMEL — Carmel is earmarking $1 million in state money for seven road resurfacing projects in the Hamilton County city.

The Indiana Department of Transportation is handing out $101 million to 240 cities and towns across the state for road work.

Carmel’s grant will fund seven major road resurfacing projects, including:

  • 126th Street from Keystone Parkway to Hazel Dell Parkway.
  • Spring Mill Road from 96th Street to Illinois Street.
  • 141st Street from Ditch Road to Towne Road.
  • Lakeshore Drive from 96th Street to 106th Street.
  • Hazel Dell Parkway from 116th Street to 126th Street.
  • 96th Street from Michigan Road to U.S. 31.
  • Emerson Road from Guilford Road to 4th Avenue.

“This is a tremendous win for our local partners,” INDOT Commissioner Joe McGuinness said in a news release. “Our continued partnership with Hoosier communities will deliver more high priority local road projects in the coming year, many of which have been in planning for months or even years and wouldn’t be able to move forward now without the state’s funding commitment.”

In Carmel, the $1 million grant will supplement $4.5 million earmarked in the 2021 budget for additional resurfacing projects. In order to be eligible for state funding, local governments must provide matching funds.

“We are always pleased when we can bring more of our taxpayers’ dollars back into the community. Resurfacing these roadways using state funds will allow us to use our city tax dollars for other roadway improvements,” said Mayor Jim Brainard.