SULLIVAN COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The Indiana Department of Transportation recently awarded the city of Sullivan over $2.9 million for more trail development in the area.

This round of funding will be directed at N. Main Street between Graysville Street and Wolfe Street, and also at Wolfe Street between Cross Street and Main Street. 

“The progress parade continues here in the City of Sullivan,” said Mayor Clint Lamb. “As we continue making Sullivan a livable, more vibrant, and walkable city, these funds position us for success. Transformational projects like these continue to set our city up for future generations to come. Thank you to INDOT for the continued partnership.”

INDOT also gifted $1.1 million to Sullivan to construct the Lover’s Lane Loop extension, which was completed last year, another $2.3 million for the Sullivan County Park and Lake extension in 2004, and an additional $2.6 million for the 2006 Sullivan City Park extension.

With this funding being the city’s largest trail grant to date, it’s the fourth consecutive trails grant awarded from INDOT, totaling nearly $10 million that has been donated to Sullivan. 

J.D. Wilson, City of Sullivan Department of Public Works Director, and Elanna Luttrell, City of Sullivan Special Projects Coordinator, both act as ERCs (Employee in Responsible Charge) for Sullivan.

“The Sully Greenway System has been over a decade in the making,” said Wilson. “It’s exciting to see it continuously develop by adding new extensions and connecting our amenities like our beloved Sullivan County Public Library, Sullivan County Park and Lake, Sullivan City Park, and now Sullivan High School to downtown Sullivan. It’s an honor to be a part of the transformation of this great community.”

ERCs are certified to apply for federal funding and are responsible for making sure all federal and state laws are met throughout the process.