In 2020 the Town of Milan utilized the Community Crossing grant to pave the Downtown section of Carr Street with intentions of phasing the overall project to install sidewalks and streetlighting. The area of Carr Street includes the Milan Town Hall, U.S. Post Office, local businesses, and residential housing. Phase 2 was in 2021 with new sidewalks, underground conduit and post and piers for the light poles for phase 3. The investment for Phase 2 was paid for in full by the Town of Milan in the amount of $97,187.00. The additional $100,000 from READI funds will be used to continue with the Street Lights Project. The project is expected to be completed by mid to late summer of 2023.

The main objectives of the project are to ensure the safety of the community and create a Quality of Place for present and future residents and consumers of the businesses in the area. Ripley County Economic Development is delighted to be part of the SEI READI program to assist Milan in continuing their Street Lights Project.

Pictured from left to right:

Front Row: Deb Shumate (Milan Town Board President), Doug Price (Milan Utilities), and Derek Helton (Milan Utilities)

Back Row: Mary McCarty (SIRPC), Gary Norman (Ripley Co Economic Development), and Melissa Teer (Milan Clerk Treasurer)