Zionsville applies for state grants to fund road projects


By Anna Skinner

Zionsville Mayor Tim Haak and other town officials submitted a list of proposed road projects totaling $3.02 million to the Indiana Dept. of Transportation on July 29. The town aims to be a recipient of a partial or full grant from the Community Crossings matching grant program.

According to Deputy Mayor Ed Mitro, more than 1,500 applications were submitted for the matching grant program. INDOT can provide a match of up to $1 million to each community that applies.

“We put in a grant application that totaled over $3 million, so we won’t get all that, but we are putting our best foot forward to see which projects they may match to get funded,” Mitro said. “We are trying to take advantage of this matching grant opportunity because if we were to be picked, that’s money that we don’t have to spend.”

Zionsville has not received a timeline of when it will hear back regarding the grants.

“I am very excited about this opportunity to potentially bring additional paving and road rehabilitation work to town while decreasing the local dollars spent,” Haak stated. “I cannot speculate on how competitive this state-wide process will be, but if we can get just one project funded, it will be a win for the town. Even if we are not selected for funding, this is a great opportunity to demonstrate to the legislature the enormous needs across the entire state.”

Facility Cost
Ford Road roundabout $510,000
Village Walk Drive $770,252
Oak/Sycamore/First $456,612
CR 975 E $292,040
Starkey Road $213,386
Bloor Road $183,289
Turkeyfoot Avenue $122,285
Temple $101,235
First Street $86,121
Templin $195,222
Old 106th St. $118,522
Total: $3,048,963