INDOT rejects Vincennes’ request for street grant

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VINCENNES, Ind. (AP) — The mayor of Vincennes says the city lost out on a grant to upgrade its Main Street because of a lack of progress on other state-funded projects.

Mayor Joe Yochum says the $5.5 million Main Street reconstruction project was designed to widen and resurface Main Street and add curbs and sidewalks.

He tells the Vincennes Sun-Commercial that the city’s track record hurt its application.

The city received money to rebuild Second Street years ago, but the work isn’t scheduled to start until late 2016. A Riverwalk project with state funding also has been delayed.

City leaders say they’re disappointed but hope to reapply for the Main Street grant in April.

Nearly 70 percent of the students in the Vincennes Community School Corp. use Main Street. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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