Mayor Green Announces Start of Community Crossings Road Improvements

City of Salem Mayor, Justin Green, recently announced construction has begun on road projects in and around Salem that were made possible through the State of Indiana’s Community Crossings grant awards. In 2019, the City received $694,059 in grant funds from the program for area road improvements.

Mayor Green stated, “I am excited to see another project start to improve our roadways and I am grateful to the State for their partnership through these very important grant awards.”

The projects, started on Monday, April 6, 2020, includes improvements to the intersection on North Shelby Street near the intersection of West Market. Motorists should expect slight traffic disruptions in this area, but the roads will remain open. Another area of the city that will see improvements in a section of Fair Street off Jackson Street. Residents will see crews in that area in the coming days as they are working to relocate utilities.

The Mayor also notes the efforts that construction workers are taking to be safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Contractors have been diligent about the use of limited crews and of abiding by the recommended CDC guidelines for social distancing. They are using two small crews and following protocols to stay healthy and safe,” said Green.

For more information about the Community Crossings Grant program, visit