Bacon: New grant money paves way for local road projects

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Thursday, September 21, 2017 3:47 pm

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 21, 2017) – Local communities will receive state matching grants to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler).

More than $150 million was awarded to Indiana cities, towns and counties through the Community crossings grant program, which is now in the second year. The grants are available through the Indiana Department of Transportation as a result of legislation supported by Bacon in 2016.

“Roads and bridges impact all aspects of Indiana’s economy,” Bacon said. “These grants will help our local communities move forward with local infrastructure improvements, which will also increase economic development and safety on our roadways.”

Pike County will receive $566,318, Spencer County will receive $670,000 and Warrick County will receive $352,955. In addition, various communities within these counties were awarded grants:

Community

Grant Amount

Boonville

$452,656

Chrisney

$139,464

Dale

$15,483

Elberfeld

$76,299

Gentryville

$76,061

Grandview

$65,481

Lynnville

$22,947

Newburgh

$348,532

Richland

$188,332

Rockport

$410,380

Santa Claus

$130,556

 

Projects eligible for funding through Community Crossings include road and bridge preservation, road reconstruction, intersection improvements, small structure replacements, guardrail replacements and signs.

A complete list of Indiana cities, towns and counties receiving matching funds through Community crossings can be found by clicking here. More information about the program can be found through the Indiana Department of Transportation’s website at www.in.gov/indot.

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State Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) represents House District 75,
which includes portions of Warrick, Pike and Spencer counties.

A high-resolution photo of Bacon can be downloaded by clicking here