The Indiana Department of Transportation has awarded $4.5 million for Lebanon's Indianapolis Avenue project.
The money is an 80-percent match for the second phase of the project, said Tom Kouns, the city's grant administrator. The total project cost is estimated at $5.6 million.
This phase will be for work from Hendricks Drive to Indiana 32. The road will be reconstructed, and there will be new storm sewers and new sidewalks built on either side. All the sidewalks will be connected so there are no gaps, Kouns said. People will be able to walk all the way to the fairgrounds.
"We're thrilled to get the money," Kouns said. "It's a pretty good chunk of money the people are getting back out of their federal gas tax. It will be exciting to get it started."
This second phase will go to bid in 2018.
See Wednesday's Times Sentinel for the full story.