Road improvements set to begin in Shelburn

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SHELBURN, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The Town of Shelburn is set to begin road improvements with the paving of a number of street segments starting Tuesday. As a result of the Indiana Department of Transportation’s Community Crossing Grant Program, the town was awarded $497,664.75 earlier this year to fund improvements to the town’s roads.  

“We are grateful for our collaboration with INDOT and for their recognition in our community,” Jay Southwood, Town Clerk/Treasurer, said. “There are many unseen steps when it comes to making progress; however, this project is a tangible result of the work put in and the work ahead. I am proud of our community for what’s been accomplished and am optimistic about the future.”  

The Community Crossing Grant Funds are designed to invest in infrastructure projects to support Indiana’s tourism and economic development, create jobs and strengthen local transportation.

While the work is scheduled to begin next week, Wabash Valley Asphalt crew members plan to begin prep work as early as Friday. Residents are encouraged to be mindful of parking along the streets and to ensure their trash bins are off the streets.  

The following road segments have been prioritized for this year’s funding:  

  • Mill Street – North Railroad Street to Town Limits (App. 880′ East of Jackson Street) 
  • Thomas Street​ – Mill Street to Town Limits (App. 900′ North of Broadway Street) 
  • Griffith Street – State Street to Warren Street 
  • Griffith Street – Thomas Street to State Street 
  • Griffith Street – Illinois Street to Washington Street 
  • Maple Street – Thomas Street to Town Limits (App. 180′ East of Warren Street) 
  • Delaware Street – Mill Street to Broadway Street  
  • Ohio Street – Broadway Street to State Road 48 
  • Garfield Street – Kentucky Street to Delaware Street 
  • Delaware Street – Garfield Street to Harrison Street 

The town plans to pursue further grant opportunities in 2021. For more information on the town’s 2020 road pavements, visit https://shelburn.in.gov/news.html

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