SULLIVAN, Ind. (WTHI)- Good news for drivers in Sullivan County.
The city has been awarded the Community Crossings Matching Grant for the fourth year in a row.
That provides funding to cities, towns and counties across Indiana to make improvements to roads and bridges.
Sullivan was one of many cities statewide that have been given the matching grant.
Winners are chosen based on need.
The state then matches funding based on a number of factors including a citie's population percentage, gas tax and vehicle registration fees.
That funding would then help repair infrastructure, including roads.
This time, the city is receiving nearly $1 million.
Richard Hunt has called Sullivan home for nearly three years.
He said the city is already a great place to live, and this will only make it better.
"I think it will keep getting better and things. There will always be something that has to be repaired. Sometimes they have to work on the sewers and things like that too and that money would come in handy," said Hunt.
"We have made another focused effort to make sure that we identify all the streets that are going to be paved. We make sure that the manhole covers are exposed, and we actually put in what we cal lifters where they come in around the manhole and lift it up," said Clint Lamb.
Several other counties and communities around the Wabash Valley also received this state matching grant.