Behning: New grant money paves way for local road projects

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Thursday, September 21, 2017 10:03 am

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 21, 2017) — Local communities will receive state matching grants to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis).

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

“With these grants, our communities will be able to fund critical local road repairs,” Behning said. “Reliable, well-maintained roads and bridges improve motorist safety and reduce traffic congestion. These continued investments in Hoosier roadways will help drive our local economies and maintain Indiana’s reputation as the Crossroads of America.”

Hendricks County will receive $670,000, and Marion County will receive $663,500. In addition, 14 communities were awarded grants:


Grant Amount





Beech Grove












Meridian Hills


North Salem










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


State Rep. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis) represents House District 91,

which includes portions of Hendricks and Marion counties.

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