Starke County Highway Department to Apply for Federal Grants (11/13)

posted Nov 13, 2017, 8:43 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library
Posted on November 13, 2017
Author Anita Goodan, WKVI 

Starke County Highway Superintendent Rik Ritzler will be applying for federal funds for three projects.

The deadline for the federal roll call for project applications is at the end of the month. Ritzler said the county will be applying for funds to complete an intersection improvement at County Road 210 and old State Road 10. That project also includes plans for a bike trail station that would be coordinated with a local trail organization.

Ritzler said Purdue LTAP recommended improvements at this intersection as it’s dangerous. They recommended making it a T-intersection.

Another project would be the replacement of Bridge #154 which was not approved for Community Crossings money this year. Bridge #154 is on County Road 100 East over Robbins Ditch. If this project does not receive this funding, Ritzler said the highway department will bid it out locally in the spring of 2018.

Ritzler also hopes to get funding to repave four truck route projects on County Road 1100 E., County Road 700 East, Range Road, and County Road 400 South.

Ritzler said he’s confident the county will be awarded funds for at least one of the projects.