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2021 Muncie Roads Repaving List Released: Is Your Street On It?

By Stephanie Wiechmann, IPR News | Published on in Community, Government, Local News, Technology
A pothole on an Indiana roadway. (Steve Burns, WFIU/WITU News file photo)

The city of Muncie will repave portions of 20 streets and one intersection in 2021.  That work amounts to nearly $2.5 million budgeted for this year.

Here’s the full list:

• E. 9th St. from Ribble to Meeker
• E. 13th St. from Eaton to Burlington
• E. 14th St. from Grant to Penn
• E. 14th St. from Mock to end
• E. 14th St. from Meeker to 13th
• E. 15th St. from Grant to Penn
• E. 16th St. from Beacon to Penn
• E. 23rd St. Walnut to Mulberry
• W. Adams St. from Manning to dead end
• W. Ashland Ave. from Riley to Alden
• N. Edgewood Dr. from Manor to dead end
• N. Edgewood Dr. from dead end to Gilbert
• N. Elgin St. from Wabash to Indiana
• N. Elsie Ave. from Linden to Haines
• W. Greenwood Ave. from University to turn
• N. Hartford Ave. from Depauw to Harvard
• W. Main St from Calvert to Martin
• N. Manhattan Ave from dead end to Jackson
• N. New York Ave. from dead to Neely
• N. New York Ave. from dead end to Cowing
• W. North St. from Dicks to Greenwood
• N. Winthrop Rd. from Brook to Petty
• N. Winthrop Rd. from Brook to Petty
• N. Wort St. from Queens to Riverside
• Centennial- Elgin to Bypass
• Riverside & Jackson Intersection

When presenting his budget proposal last August, Muncie Mayor Dan Ridenour said the paving timeline in the city would come from a 6-year plan using an independent study from 2017, listing each street’s condition on a 10-point scale.

“And it ranks them from 10, which is the best, to zero, which is ‘This is ridiculous – needs to be replaced immediately.’  And we’re starting with the worst streets.  And then the next year, we’re doing the next worst streets and the next worst streets.”

Two streets you don’t see on this year’s list are Tillotson Avenue and McGalliard Road.  The city previously announced parts of those streets will be repaired as part of a Federal Highway Administration funds matching program.  But officials say the work is not scheduled to begin until fiscal year 2026.