Press Release

2020 Road Projects Begin

Press Release | Street Department

The road projects for 2020 will begin this week and continue throughout most of the summer. This year’s projects will include 48 “mill-and-overlay” projects and 2 reconstruction projects, totaling over 9.5 miles of newly paved roadway. This year’s overlay package is the largest in the City’s history, totaling over $1.5 Million in reinvestment into the community’s infrastructure. Along with these road projects, there are over 200 sidewalk ramps that will be replaced and made ADA compliant. This is an on-going effort and partnership with the Livable Communities Coalition to increase accessibility in our community.

The roads were selected using a PASER rating system, which is used statewide to determine the condition of roads. You can see the ratings on the City Engineer page. Other than a few of the smaller sections of roadway, and West St and Doran Dr (which were originally going to be part of the relief sewer project), everything rated below a 3 will be repaved.

You can view a map showing all planned and recently completed road projects here: Map of all Roads Projects

You can also see a full list of overall projects with approximate start dates for this season. This list will be updated daily as the construction schedule adjusts throughout the season: List of Projects With Construction Dates


For any questions or concerns, please contact the City Engineer’s Office: 317-392-5102

City Buildings Closed to Public

COVID-19 | Press Release


March 24, 2020


MARCH 13, 2020

MARCH 16, 2020

In accordance with Governor Holcomb’s “Stay-at-Home” Order, we will be temporarily limiting access to most City-Owned facilities to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We continue to encourage citizens and business owners to utilize our website to conduct business with City staff,, or call into our offices at 317-398-6624.

The following list shows closures and other items that should be noted in regard to City-Owned Facilities and City-Sponsored Events:

Parks Department:

  • Morrison, Clearwick, and Sunrise Parks are closed. All other parks remain open
  • All trails, dog park and green spaces in parks are open for public use providing you comply with social distancing requirements
  • All public playgrounds are closed
  • The Carl McNeely Civic Center, Fitness Center, and Gym will be closed beginning on March 16th and will reopen after it has been deemed safe to resume normal operations. 
  • All volleyball, basketball, pickleball, Zumba, and walking are postponed until further notice
  • Parks Department Preschool is closed beginning on March 16th and will reopen on May 4th. This reopen date could change as new orders from Federal and State agencies are issued. 
  • Teddy Bear Tumblers Classes are canceled beginning March 16th for the remainder of the season. Classes will start up again in the fall. 
  • The Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for April 4th has been canceled
  • If you have a rental planned at the Parks Department please call 317-392-5128

Sewage Utility Office:

  • The office will be closed to the public until at least April 6th, 2020
  • Customers may pay their bills online, by mailing in a check, or by utilizing the drop box located on W. Franklin Street
  • The City has temporarily ceased “Disconnects” due to non-payment

Fire Department, Street Department/City Garage, Animal Shelter:

  • These offices will be closed to the public, but these essential services will continue, uninterrupted, as normal
  • Staff from these offices are still working, some remotely, but can all be reached via email or phone

City Hall:

  • All offices in City Hall (Mayor, Clerk-Treasurer, Planning and Building, Engineering, Legal, HR, and Sewage Utility) are closed to the public
  • Staff from these offices are still working, some remotely, but can all be reached via email or phone (317-398-6624)

List – Community Based Services Available

COVID-19 | Press Release | Public Safety

Free Internet for Families:

COMCAST and Spectrum are offering free internet services for those who do not currently have service. Please see below for details. This will help families navigate the eLearning lessons beginning March 31st.


Comcast – Internet Essentials:

Effective March 16, we are putting in place a substantial program to help

families deal with this crisis.

 Comcast will make it even easier for low-income families who live in a Comcast service area to sign up by offering new customers 60 days of complimentary Internet Essentials service, which is normally available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month

For new customers, applicants can simply visit The accessible website also includes the option to video chat with customer service agents in American Sign Language. There are also two dedicated phone numbers 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.


Spectrum – Charter Communications

To ease the strain in this challenging time, beginning Monday, March 16, Charter  commits to the following for 60 days:

  • Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.
  • Charter will partner with school districts to ensure local communities are aware of these tools to help students learn remotely. Charter will continue to offer Spectrum Internet Assist, high-speed broadband program to eligible low-income households delivering speeds of 30 Mbps.



County food pantries: A list of pantries, times of operation, contact information and each pantry’s guidelines may be found at

Gleaners’ Trucks will continue their normal times as drive-thru pantries.

  • Senior’s (60 years & older only):
    • 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. March 24, April 28, May 26
    • 350 N Tompkins St, Shelbyville
  • Fairland:
    • April 3, May 8
    • New Life United Methodist Church, 6145 N 400 W, Fairland
  • Morristown:
    • 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. March 27, April 24, May 22
    • Morristown United Methodist Church, 221 S Washington St, Morristown


ShelbyGo: is available for medical appointments, grocery stores, pharmacies and the loop only (no side trips). If you have symptoms of the flu or the coronavirus, you will not be able to ride.

Contact: 317-398-7614


Groceries and Stores:

Dollar General: stores open from 8 – 9 a.m. for seniors and others who are medically fragile.


Kroger: order online and pick-up at store so you don’t need to get out of your vehicle. ($4.95 fee but first 3 orders are free)

Contact: 317-421-2350

Prescriptions can be delivered to your home for free within the Shelbyville City Limits. Contact: 317-421-2356


Walgreens: Walgreens Express home delivery or pick-up via the drive-thru (or in store) is available on eligible prescriptions (talk to pharmacy to confirm eligibility). Patient’s prescription insurance benefit must cover this service. Most prescription orders are available to be delivered to the patient’s home by the next business day – not delivered on Sundays or holidays. Free delivery available for a limited time only. Patient must create an account, have a debit or credit card, and be able to receive text messages on a smart phone. Contact: 317-398-8495


CVS: Free 1 – 2 day delivery on prescriptions and other essentials from March 9 – May. If you are going through the drive-thru to pick up a prescription, some over-the-counter products for pain, coughs, allergies, etc. are also available. Contact: 317-398-9791


MedWorks: Curbside pick-up. Call them when you arrive and your order will be delivered to you. The retail store is still open but you don’t have to leave your car for your meds in order to minimize possible exposure to the virus. Contact: 317-421-2020, option 0


Walmart: Order supplies online and pick-up at store so you don’t need to get out of the vehicle. Free. Contact: 317-392-4940


Walmart pharmacy: 1-800-2-Refill: meds can be ordered and delivered to the home.


Local Non-Profit Groups:

Salvation Army:

  • Carry out meals are served via the back door from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Drive thru food pantry from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. Monday and Contact: 317-398-7421


Seniors Helping Seniors: Will do their best to deliver items to older adults Contact: 317-604-5520


Shelby Senior Services:

  • Drive through food pantry at the center Mon, Wed, Fri for those seniors with Diabetes and Hypertension. Seniors are met at the door and handed pre-filled bags.
  • Home deliveries every other week.
  • ShelbyGo is available for grocery stores, pharmacies and the loop only (no side trips).
  • An older adult or the caregiver may call SSS and talk to someone who will help connect them with resources.

Contact: 317-398-0127


Shelbyville Indiana Giving Place: Over 1,000 members in this Facebook group give things away and make their needs known. No buying and selling, just giving and kindness. Someone who is homebound and needs help getting medication, food, etc. may post the need and folks will respond if they can help.



Society of St. Vincent de Paul: St. Joseph and St. Vincent de Paul Parishes will help per their limited resources and on an individual basis. They try to return calls within 24 hours. The store and warehouse are closed, but they can pull from their stock to assist. Contact: 317-395-7027


Governmental Services

Children’s Bureau can enroll families with children in Community Partners to assist with needs

Contact: 317-535-3326


Department of Family Resources will mail SNAP and Medicaid applications to anyone who needs them and assist when possible to get needed verification

Contact: 855-673-0193


WIC: All appointments are by phone and benefits are issued remotely. Contact: 317- 398-3002


WORK ONE: UNEMPLOYMENT: To file unemployment visit: to apply. Or google “uplink” to find the link.

Questions answered via Chat option on website or

Call 1-800-891-6499, Option 1 at end of the menu. Push nothing on the next menu and wait to talk with someone or leave name/number for a return call.

Now Open: Apply for SBA Loan

COVID-19 | Economic Development | Press Release

Via the SBA: The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Indiana small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza announced today. SBA acted under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by the President, to declare a disaster following a request received from Gov. Eric J. Holcomb on March 17, 2020.

The disaster declaration makes SBA assistance available in the entire state of Indiana; and the contiguous counties of Clark, Cook, Crawford, Edgar, Gallatin, Iroquois, Kankakee, Lawrence, Vermilion, Wabash, White and Will in Illinois; Boone, Breckinridge, Carroll, Daviess, Gallatin, Hancock, Hardin, Henderson, Jefferson, Meade, Oldham, Trimble and Union in Kentucky; Berrien, Branch, Cass, Hillsdale and Saint Joseph in Michigan; and Butler, Darke, Defiance, Hamilton, Mercer, Paulding, Preble, Van Wert and Williams in Ohio.

“SBA is strongly committed to providing the most effective and customer-focused response possible to assist Indiana small businesses with federal disaster loans. We will be swift in our efforts to help these small businesses recover from the financial impacts of the Coronavirus (COVID-19),” said Administrator Carranza.

SBA Customer Service Representatives will be available to answer questions about SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program and explain the application process.

“Small businesses, private non-profit organizations of any size, small agricultural cooperatives and small aquaculture enterprises that have been financially impacted as a direct result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) since Jan. 31, 2020, may qualify for Economic Injury Disaster Loans of up to $2 million to help meet financial obligations and operating expenses which could have been met had the disaster not occurred,” said Carranza.

“These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact. Disaster loans can provide vital economic assistance to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing,” Carranza added.

Eligibility for Economic Injury Disaster Loans is based on the financial impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The interest rate is 3.75 percent for small businesses. The interest rate for private non-profit organizations is 2.75 percent. SBA offers loans with long-term repayments in order to keep payments affordable, up to a maximum of 30 years and are available to entities without the financial ability to offset the adverse impact without hardship.

Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may call (800) 877-8339. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

The deadline to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan is Dec. 18, 2020.

For more information about Coronavirus, please visit:

For more information about available SBA resources and services, please visit:


About the U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit

Updates In Regard To COVID-19

Press Release


March 16, 2020


Governor Holcomb has announced several additional closures and precautions that all Hoosiers should be taking. The City of Shelbyville is doing our part in limiting the spread of COVID-19 and are taking the following additional actions: 

  • The Mayor has issued an Executive Order Finding a Public Health Emergency exists. 
  • Animal Shelter is closed to the public.
    • If you need to relinquish an animal you must call ahead and make an appointment with the animal shelter. 317-392-5127
  • City Hall remains open at this time, however, before coming please call ahead to determine if your business may be conducted via telephone or email.  All departments are implementing procedures to allow for greater opportunities for business to be completed virtually. City Hall Offices and Their Phone Numbers Are As Follows:
    • Mayor’s Office: 317-398-6624
    • Clerk-Treasurer’s Office: 317-392-5103
    • Planning, Building, Engineering, and MS4 Departments: 317-392-5102
    • Sewage Utility Office: 317-392-5104
  • Planning, Building, and Engineering Departments:
    • All forms and applications are on the City of Shelbyville Website at
    • Please complete the forms and return them virtually. The appropriate personnel will review the application and respond through email or phone. All fees will be invoiced. 
    • If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call the office at 317-392-5102. 
  • The Intelliplex Conference Center is closed until March 30, 2020. 

The situation is fluid and therefore dates are likely to change based on the circumstances and as new information becomes available. 

City of Shelbyville Takes Precautions to Protect Employees and Citizens

Press Release

In light of Governor Holcomb’s announcement and efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 the City of Shelbyville is taking the following steps:

Parks Department:

  • The Carl McNeely Civic Center Fitness Center and Gym will be closed beginning on March 16th and will reopen on March 30th.
  • All volleyball, basketball, pickleball, and walking are postponed until further notice.
  • Parks Department Pre-School is closed beginning on March 16th and will reopen on March 30th.
  • Teddy Bear Tumblers Classes are canceled beginning on March 16th and will reopen on March 30th.
  • The Parks will remain open.
  • The Parks Department office will remain open at this time for normal business.
  • City of Shelbyville Parks Board will meet on Wednesday March 18th at 2:15 at the Parks Department to address critical services and agenda items.

City Boards and Commissions Meetings:

  • City of Shelbyville Common Council will meet on March 16th at 8:30 a.m. with a premeeting at 8:00 a.m. to address critical services and agenda items.
  • City of Shelbyville Board of Public Works and Safety will meet on Tuesday March 17th at 8:30 a.m. with a premeeting at 8:00 a.m. to address critical services and agenda items.
  • All other meetings will generally be postponed unless they too must meet to address critical services or agenda items.
  • For any public meetings that must take place, the City will offer virtual options to view the meeting live or to watch in a re-play. In the interest of social distancing as advised by health officials in addition to coming to the meeting any citizens that wish to make a public comment may submit comments and questions to the following email address: or mailed to the City of Shelbyville at 44 W. Washington St. Shelbyville, In 46176.
  • All Boards and Commissions have been asked to reduce agendas to those essential items and to hold their meetings in large enough rooms to accommodate distance between participants.

The City asks all citizens to use their best judgment. If they or a family member are ill or show signs of being ill to remain at home. City Officials are monitoring the situation and the guidance from the Indiana State Department of Health, national health organizations and our local health department.  If any additional cancelations or closures become advisable or necessary the City will notify the public.

Foodmaker to invest $310M, create 460 jobs in Shelbyville

Economic Development | Press Release

Firm processes protein foods from plants

April 8, 2019 — SHELBYVILLE, Ind. — Shelbyville has been chosen as the site for what is expected to be the largest facility in North America for producing plant-based protein foods. Greenleaf Foods, SPC announced today that it will invest $310 million in the new plant and create as many as 460 jobs by the end of 2022.


The announcement was made during a ground breaking ceremony today attended by Gov. Eric Holcomb and Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger.

Greenleaf makes the foods under brands including Lightlife Foods and Field Roast Grain Meat Co., the top two brands in the refrigerated alternative protein category. Greenleaf is a wholly owned subsidiary of Maple Leaf Foods Inc. of Mississaugu, Ontario. Greenleaf was established in 2018 and is headquartered in Chicago. Greenleaf operates facilities in Seattle and Turner Falls, Mass.

The 230,000-square-foot Shelbyville plant will double Greenleaf’s production capacity. It will be located on 57 acres directly east of Interstate 74 and south of State Road 44. The property was acquired by the city and Shelby County from First Presbyterian Church in Shelbyville in December 2018. Space is available on the property to expand beyond the project announced today.

The Greenleaf investment is the largest industrial project in the history of Shelbyville, said Brian Asher, executive director of Shelby County Development Corp.

“It adds to our international business,” Asher said. “This combines Shelby County’s farming and manufacturing backgrounds in one.”

Incentives from Shelbyville and Shelby County total $2.5 million. The state offered up to $5 million in conditional tax credits and as much as $1 million in training grants based on job creation plans. The state also offered up to $1.25 million from the Industrial Development Grant Fund.



Brian Asher, executive director, Shelby County Development Corp.


Greenleaf Foods to Create Over 400 New Jobs In Shelbyville

Economic Development | Press Release

Above: Computer rendering showing the 230,000 sq ft proposed facility near the State Road 44 Interchange on I 74

Below: Members of the Greenleaf Foods Team join Governor Holcomb and Mayor DeBaun for a groundbreaking of the new Greenleaf Foods production facility

SHELBYVILLE, Ind.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apr 8, 2019–Greenleaf Foods, SPC (the “Company”), today announced plans to construct North America’s largest plant-based protein manufacturing facility in Shelbyville, Indiana. The 230,000-square-foot facility will more than double the Company’s production capacity to meet the surging consumer demand for its portfolio of brands, including Lightlife® and Field Roast Grain Meat Co™, the #1 and #2 brands in the refrigerated alternative protein category.

The U.S. $310 million Shelbyville facility, slated to become operational in late 2020, will create 460 jobs on the 57-acre property and can be expanded to meet future market growth. The new facility will extend the Company’s network of production facilities, which includes facilities in Seattle, Washington, and Turners Falls, Massachusetts. In addition, the Company plans to invest in equipment to increase capacity and scale production at its existing facilities.

The new Shelbyville facility will enable the Company to meet rapidly rising demand for plant-based proteins by supporting its innovation pipeline across its brands. In January, the Lightlife Burger, Ground, Italian Sausage and Bratwurst Sausage were launched as part of a new pea protein-based product line that delivers the sensory experience and taste consumers crave, marking the brand’s most significant innovation launch in its 40-year history. The new line will be among the products made at the new facility, along with other bestselling products from the Lightlife and Field Roast Grain Meat Co brands.

“Our new facility will be a center of plant-based protein excellence that helps accelerate our company’s growth. This will support our rich pipeline of innovative products that both satisfy increasing consumer demand and drive our continued leadership of this dynamic category in the U.S. and Canada into the future,” said Dan Curtin, President. “Our world-class research and development teams are shattering what were once thought to be the culinary boundaries of plant-based protein products, and our new facility will take those ideas from development to commercialization. We are grateful for the incredible support from the State of Indiana, as well as Shelby County and the City of Shelbyville, who have helped make this a reality.”

“In Indiana, we’re proud to support a global economy with more than 950 foreign-owned businesses here providing quality career opportunities for our residents. And we’re thrilled to welcome Greenleaf Foods, SPC to that growing list and to our Indiana family,” Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb said. “Today’s groundbreaking is a significant milestone for the Shelbyville community and for the state of Indiana. I’m confident that our skilled workforce will be a crucial asset, helping support Greenleaf Foods SPC’s growth for years to come.”

At the local level, Shelbyville Mayor Tom DeBaun also praised the announcement. “I am thrilled that Shelby County was chosen for this project. It’s further validation that the administrations of the City of Shelbyville and Shelby County are working collaboratively to make this a great place to do business,” DeBaun said. “This project diversifies our employment options locally and regionally as well as bringing tremendous opportunities to our community.”

The North American plant-based protein market had estimated sales of US$1 billion in 2018 and demand for plant-based protein continues to show strong growth . Fresh refrigerated products represent approximately 24% of the total market and delivered 40% sales growth in 2018. While burgers are fueling category growth, all refrigerated products are forecasted to deliver double-digit growth for the next twenty years.

To mark this momentous announcement, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb, Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger and Shelbyville Mayor Tom DeBaun are set to join the Company’s President Dan Curtin at a groundbreaking on the site at the intersection of I-74 and Highway 44, Monday, April 8 at 2 p.m. EST. Representatives of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation and Shelby County Development Corporation will also be present.

Greenleaf Foods, SPC is a wholly-owned, independent subsidiary of Maple Leaf Foods Inc. (TSX:MFI) based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. For more information about the Company, visit

Forward–Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements based on the Company’s current expectations relating its strategies; the anticipated technical capabilities of the new facility; value creation opportunities and other benefits from the projects; consumer tastes, preferences and buying patterns; project execution variables such as engineering, design and construction costs, schedule and approvals; availability of resources and labor necessary for the construction and operation of the facilities; and other factors. As these forward-looking statements depend upon future events, actual outcomes may differ and there can be no assurance that the results or developments anticipated by the Company will be realized. The Company does not intend to, and the Company disclaims any obligation to, update any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

About Greenleaf Foods, SPC

Greenleaf Foods, SPC is committed to shaping the future of plant-based foods. Established in 2018, the Company’s portfolio of leading plant-based protein brands includes Lightlife® and Field Roast Grain Meat Co.™. The Company is headquartered in Chicago, and is a wholly-owned, independent subsidiary of Maple Leaf Foods Inc. (TSX:MFI).

New Ambulances Join SFD Fleet

Press Release | Public Safety

The Shelbyville Fire Department is proud to have begun operation of three new ambulances within their fleet. The new ambulances offer safer options for crew and patients, in addition, to cost savings.

The three new ambulances were produced by Wheeled Coach, a part of REV Group, Inc., in Winter Park, Florida. Safer options for the patient include DuraLite cabinetry that allow quicker access to life saving medication, oxygen outlets more conducive to care, technology for transporting pediatric patient securely, and toggle switches in the patient compartment decreasing the risk of malfunction in electrical components.

Crew safety is maximized with in-seat 4-point PER4MAX ® Controlled Decelerator seating, allowing crew member to provide care will remaining seat-belted. SafePass™ techonology on exit doors providing safety overrides in event of an accident. Crews are additionally protected with securement devices for portable medical equipment to prevent loose moving object within the vehicle. Seamless upholstery allows for the decreased risk associated with contaminants in the firehouse and while on scenes.

Patient and crew safety is a top priority at Shelbyville Fire Department. Power loading Stryker EMS™ cot systems provide multiple safety functions with minimal increased cost. Patient safety is increased with the automatic lifting into the vehicles decreasing the risk of injury. Injuries are also preventing crews from back injuries related to patient lifting, which top the list of firefighter disabilities across the nation. Turn-around times are enhanced with the use of the lifts, as fire engines are not required to respond to the hospital to assist with the removal of obese patients from the ambulance.

The exterior of the ambulance resembles to previous red and white paint scheme and blacked-out tire rims, allowing for easier care of the rims and prevention of loose parts, such as, caps on the vehicle. Corner capped lighting increases 360° high-visibility lighting, providing scene safety. DuraSeam Door Systems provided the exterior with a seamless look, while eliminating protruding handles and providing structural integrity and strength. GatorGrip surfaces, Yellow handicap handles, and easy to replace running boards assist with safety and functionality.

Mechanical advantages to the vehicles include a gasoline engine for cost-saving measures while not compromising the response or integrity of the vehicle. Cost savings in the use of gasoline engines lower the cost of regular maintenance and parts. The vehicle includes a Ford Motor Company E450 Type III chassis with decreased technological luxuries within with cab allowing for easier operation and less times ambulances are out of service for electrical issues, and easier repair.

The Shelbyville Fire Department prides itself in providing the best possible critical care medical services to the citizens and visitors of Shelby County, while optimizing use of resources under a sound fiscal mind. The department is comprised of 63 highly trained, dedicated medical providers delivering progressive, rapid, and reliable services to the community. Two ambulances will be provided to the community during a 24 hours period by Shelbyville Fire Department, in additional to, a third paramedic crew staffed by Franciscan Health EMS Education during high call volume time periods as determined by use of System Status Management. In 2018, over 5,000 calls were completed by the Shelbyville Fire Department.

City Awarded Additional Road Funding

Economic Development | Press Release | Street Department

Above: Evans Street was one of the first streets in The City of Shelbyville to be funded through the Community Crossing Initiative. The re-construction of this street improved traffic and pedestrian safety by widening the driving lanes and installing a sidewalk along the street. The image above shows the street while it was under construction in 2018. Source: City of Shelbyville

Left: Ribbon Cutting for Evans Street Reconstruction Project in 2018. This project was funded through the Community Crossings Initiative. Shown (from left to right) Matt House, City Engineer; David Finkle, Board of Works Member; Michael Crider, State Senator; Trent Meltzer, City Attorney; Derrick Byers, MS4 Director; Jean Leising, State Senator; Sean Eberhart, State Representative; Travis Atwood, Atwood Construction; Mayor Thomas DeBaun; Rick Witcliff, City Street Department. Source: John Walker/Shelbyville News

Governor Holcomb and INDOT Award “Community Crossings” Funds To City of Shelbyville For More Street Improvements

Earlier this week, Shelbyville was awarded another $1 Million in road funding through the state’s “Community Crossings” program. These funds will help to further accelerate efforts to improve the road networks in Shelbyville, funding an additional 48 resurfacing projects, a 2-block reconstruction project, and another 2 blocks of partial road reconstruction for the next year. Since the “Community Crossings” program was established in 2017, the City has been awarded $3 Million dollars in additional road funding, which has completed much-needed maintenance and repair work on numerous local roads.

Mayor Thomas DeBaun was quoted saying, “We appreciate the efforts undertaken by the state general assembly, INDOT, and Governor Holcomb to make more funding available to local communities so that we can re-invest in our infrastructure. Investing in preventative maintenance in our roads today means that our infrastructure lasts longer and performs better over its lifespan.”

In 2019 and 2020, over 60 projects will be completed due to the Community Crossings Initiative funding made available through the State of Indiana. A map showing all of these project locations has been made available.

“The Community Crossings Program has allowed us to make numerous large investments in infrastructure in Shelbyville for the last few years. Over 60 road projects are being funded in 2019 and 2020, a task that would not have been possible before,” City Engineer Matt House said. “The grant program, along with an increase in local funding from the City Council, has allowed us to more than triple the amount of work yearly that we were doing prior to 2017.”

Below is the press release from Governor Eric Holcomb’s office announcing all of the communities that were awarded funding through the Community Crossings Initiative:

Governor Holcomb and Indiana Department of Transportation award $115 million through Next Level Roads: Community Crossings Initiative

Community Crossings LogoINDIANAPOLIS – Governor Eric J. Holcomb and Indiana Department of Transportation Commissioner Joe McGuinness today announced 189 Indiana cities, towns and counties received a combined $115 million in state-matching funds for local road projects through the Next Level Roads: Community Crossings Initiative.

“Indiana’s fully-funded, long-term Next Level Roads plan means cities, towns, and counties are improving their roads and bridges at levels unmatched in our state’s history,” Gov. Holcomb said. “Community Crossings projects are crucial to first mile and last mile solutions that companies need when evaluating Indiana to locate their business or expand to create additional jobs.”

CC 2019 1 MapThe Community Crossings Initiative has provided more than $500 million in state matching funds for construction projects. The latest round garnered 229 applications—making the call for projects highly competitive. In response to local requests to help manage project flow, INDOT now accepts applications in both January and July, with a $1 million cap annually per community. An estimated $100 million will be available for communities opting to apply during the 2019 summer call for projects.

“Local leaders are improving the conditions of local roads and bridges all across the state with funding from the Community Crossings Initiative,” said McGuinness. “The partnership model with the state sharing in the cost of local projects means Hoosier taxpayers receive great value as communities deliver needed projects.”

To qualify for funding, local governments must provide local matching funds, 50 percent for larger communities or 25 percent for smaller communities, from a funding source approved for road and bridge construction. They must also submit an INDOT-approved asset management plan for maintaining existing roads and bridges. State law requires annually that 50 percent of the available matching funds be awarded to communities within counties with a population of 50,000 or fewer. State lawmakers identified long-term funding for Community Crossings as part of House Enrolled Act 1002, passed by the legislature and signed into law by Gov. Holcomb in April 2017.

The list of all communities receiving matching funds in the 2019 winter call for projects is online at

Next Level Roads