City of Batesville awarded $217K in Next Level Roads grant
Batesville, IN—The City of Batesville was awarded a $217,091 grant in state matching funds for local road projects through the Next Level Roads: Community Crossings Initiative on Tuesday, April 7.The City will utilize the funds to improve and repave road projects including Huntersville Road from Sycamore Street to the railroad tunnel, Westbrook Drive, EGS Boulevard, Edgewood Drive, Fisherman Drive, White Oak Drive, and Hawthorne Court. “We are extremely grateful to receive this grant and appreciate the leadership of Governor Eric Holcomb and Indiana Department of Transportation Commissioner Joe McGuinness who make this possible for us,” said Mayor Mike Bettice. “While we continue to battle the COVID-19 crisis that has impacted us greatly this is a nice win for us to celebrate.”Batesville is one of 214 cities, towns and counties that have been awarded this grant which combined for a total of $126.5 million statewide. As part of the grant, the City will provide local matching grants of 25 percent and also submit an INDOT-approved asset management plan for maintaining existing roads and bridges.