Street improvements underway in Burlington

Street improvements are underway in the Carroll County town of Burlington. WLFI/File Photo
Street improvements are underway in the Carroll County town of Burlington. WLFI/File Photo

BURLINGTON, Ind. (WLFI) – Street improvements are underway in the Carroll County town of Burlington.

Several road projects started throughout town Monday morning. Crews will be fixing curbs, repaving streets and widening some sections.

The $46,000 cost is part of an annual fix and repair project.

Burlington missed the 2016 deadline for the Indiana Department of Transportation’s Community Crossing grant, but officials said they are working on applications for the next two years. That money could help pay for even more road projects.

Town Council Vice President Teddy Huffer said it’s important to keep up on the town’s infrastructure.

“We try to keep up doing things. I think we’ve done quite a bit in this little community in the last few years on street improvements, and we have plans for over the next five years of doing more,” he said.

Huffer said an engineering firm has been hired to do the research needed to apply for the Community Crossings grant. He said he expects to find out if the town will receive part of the grant as early as next spring.