February 11, 2020

City Awarded $1.5M for SR229 Sidewalk Construction

BATESVILLE, Ind. – The City of Batesville has been awarded $1.5 million by the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) in Federal Highway Administration funds to be utilized for the construction of a sidewalk from Franklin Avenue to the new park on Six Pine Ranch Road.

The federal funds, which are administered by INDOT, are expected to be made available in 2023 and will cover up to 80 percent of the construction and inspection costs while the City will fund 20 percent.

Batesville Mayor Mike Bettice said, “This funding is a huge step forward in advancing our priorities for walkability and connectivity as it essentially connects downtown Batesville to the north side of the city.”

Once completed, the project will feature sidewalks along Walnut Street and State Road 229 with crosswalks for pedestrians to safely cross State Road 46 and the I-74 bridge.

“I am extremely grateful for Governor Eric Holcomb and Commissioner Joe McGuinness for their commitment to building and improving infrastructure across the Hoosier State as well as our local officials for the time and dedication to this project,” Bettice added.

A coordination meeting between the City and INDOT is expected to take place by the end of February.