City of Sullivan awarded $2.6M for “Sully” expansion: ‘Folks are starting to get out and move about, and it’s not just for fitness necessarily’

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SULLIVAN, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The city of Sullivan has been awarded $2.6 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration for the City’s ever-expanding Sully Greenway Trail System. This project’s components include an addition to the Sully trail connecting downtown Sullivan along South Main St. from Jackson St. to the Sullivan City Park.   

“The City has continuously sought every dollar available to continue the revitalization and betterment of our community,” said Mayor Clint Lamb. “We are grateful for INDOT for believing in our City’s vision as we continue to invest in the economic and emotion wellness of our current and future citizens.”   

Lamb added, “Folks are starting to get out and move about, and it’s not just for fitness necessarily. Economically, we are trying to connect amenities in our community, make sure everybody’s connected.”

This project is set to be bid during the fiscal year beginning July 2025 with a projected completion date in 2026.   

“We are making an investment in our community,” Lamb said. “We are partnering with state agencies for the long-term sustainability of the city of Sullivan. It is the character, it is the culture, it is the mindset, it is the forward thinking, investing in our community.”

He added, “Our community has looked backwards for far too long. Long-term future planning is a focus of the City’s administration. Our efforts are not simply focused on today but are devoted to ensuring the sustainability of the City of Sullivan is established for tomorrow. This is so much more than just our administration’s project. Whether I am the Mayor or not, what we have been awarded today will set us up for success for many, many years.”   

Other trail projects the City is actively pursuing include the West Washington Trail that will run along West Washington St. from Center Ridge Cemetery to Wolfenberger St., Lover’s Lane reaching the Sullivan County Public Library along Jackson St., Sullivan Lake Trail and the City Park Trail. Every pathway is designed to provide safe means of pedestrian travel. All trails lead to downtown Sullivan while encouraging outdoor recreation and a buzz of activity for Sullivan.

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