STATEHOUSE (Oct. 10, 2019) – Kendallville and Rome City were recently awarded over $1.2 million in state matching grants to accelerate road and bridge improvements, according to State Rep. David Abbott (R-Rome City).
Nearly $100 million was awarded to Indiana cities, towns and counties through the Community Crossings Matching Grant program, which is now in its fourth year. The grants are made available through the Indiana Department of Transportation as a result of a 2016 law, and funded through the state budget.
“It is vital Indiana takes care of its infrastructure, and this program is an excellent way to accomplish that goal,” Abbott said. “People often do not give much thought to what it requires to maintain our roads and bridges, but we all notice when it’s not in great shape. These grants are just one more way locals can ensure safety on their roads.”
As part of the program, Kendallville received $997,388 and Rome City was awarded $255,939.
Abbott said grant funding can be used toward road and bridge preservation, road reconstruction, intersection improvements, guardrail replacements and signage. Smaller municipalities must provide a match of 25% in local funds, while large communities must provide a 50% match.
Since 2017, state road investment is up 50% as Indiana has dedicated $3 billion to road and bridge projects across the state.
More information about the program and recipients can be found at www.in.gov/indot.
State Rep. David Abbott (R-Rome City) represents House District 82, which includes
all of Noble County and portions of Allen, Elkhart, LaGrange and Whitley counties.
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