The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) recently awarded the Roachdale Town Council $676,000 in Local Public Agency (LPA) Group IV funds.
These funds will be used for the Indiana Street Project in Roachdale. The Town Council Board of Jack Jones, Bill Long and Barb Stout voted earlier this year to apply for the federal matching funds which will be used in road construction of Indiana Street from Railroad Street to State Road 236.
Town officials made their case before an award panel at the INDOT Crawfordsville District offices on July 10. The Panel's decision to choose the Roachdale project was confirmed Tuesday, July 29 by a selection committee in Indianapolis.
Roachdale was one of five municipalities competing for $3.5 million in District LPA Group IV funding. This funding goes to cities and towns with populations less than 5,000. Additionally, these communities must be located outside of urbanized areas with Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs). More than 50 requests totaling $129 million were received statewide. Only $25 million was available for disbursement.
The LPA award will be used in road construction includes full depth asphalt pavement replacement, new sidewalks, plus curbs, gutters and a new storm sewer system.
Roachdale has agreed to pay for 20 percent of the total project cost.