Highway 56 West Project


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The City of Salem will continue its use of the Community Crossings grant with work on N Shelby Street.

As announced in April, this award will continue construction at Bristol to SR 56. The work will provide important improvements to the road and a new sidewalk to allow more travel options for pedestrians.

The project is made possible through the Community Crossings matching grant program, part of Indiana’s Next Level Roads program. The City of Salem was awarded over $450,000 by Governor Holcomb last April for road and infrastructure improvements.

“We are excited to continue work on road and infrastructure improvements in Salem with the newest leg of our Community Crossings project. To thrive as a city, we must make these critical investments in our community,” says Mayor Justin Green.

Construction on this segment is expected to move faster than previous projects, as there are less utilities within this stretch of road. One lane of traffic will stay open on N Shelby Street for traffic flow.

Expected project completion is the end of August.