Braun: New grant money paves way for local road projects

Posted by: Zach Weismiller  | Thursday, September 21, 2017 10:00 am

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

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 co-authored by Braun in 2016.

“Through the Community Crossings program, many local governments are receiving the additional funds they need to make road and bridge improvements in their communities,” Braun said. “With this grant money, communities can continue to invest in their local infrastructure, which could help create new jobs and encourage economic development in the area.”

Daviess County will receive $467,367, Dubois County will receive $631,346, Martin County will receive $670,000 and Pike County will receive $566,318. In addition, nine local communities were awarded grants.

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 is online at www.in.gov/indot/communitycrossings.

Community

Grant Amount

Cannelburg

$54,492

Elnora

$216,000

Ferdinand

$445,440

Huntingburg

$396,198

Jasper

$1 million

Loogootee

$75,000

Montgomery

$112,500

Odon

$225,000

Washington

$536,833

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State Rep. Mike Braun (R-Jasper) represents House District 63, which includes
portions of Daviess, Dubois, Pike and Martin counties.

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