Behning: Local communities awarded grants to improve roads

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Thursday, August 25, 2016 9:36 am

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 25, 2016) — Hendricks County and 17 local communities received more than $7.9 million in state matching grants this week to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis).

This year, Behning supported legislation establishing the state’s Community Crossings matching grant fund, which will provide about $160 million to Indiana cities, towns and counties on a 50/50 matching basis.

As part of the program, Hendricks County received $1 million for road and bridge improvements. In addition, 17 local communities were awarded grants.

“These grants will drive our communities’ efforts to build and maintain local infrastructure. Every sector of the Hoosier economy is touched by our road and bridges, and as the Crossroads of America, it is important that we continue to invest in our roadways,” Behning said.

On Monday, INDOT announced 102 Central Indiana cities, towns and counties were awarded $47 million through the fund. Projects that are eligible for funding through Community Crossings include road resurfacing, bridge rehabilitation, road reconstruction, resurfacing, and Americans with Disabilities Act compliance in connection with road projects. Material costs for chip sealing and crack filling operations were also eligible for funds.

A complete list of Central Indiana cities, towns and counties receiving matching funds through Community Crossings for the calendar year 2016 call for projects is online at More information about Community Crossings is online at


Grant Amount


$1 million

Beech Grove









$1 million


$1 million




$1 million

Meridian Hills


North Salem





$1 million

Rocky Ripple






Williams Creek




State Rep. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis) represents portions of Hendricks and Marion counties. 

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