Carbaugh: Local communities awarded grants to improve roads

Posted by: Jessica Baker  | Thursday, August 25, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 25, 2016) — Allen County and four local communities received more than $3.2 million in state matching grants this week to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne).

This year, Carbaugh 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, Allen County received $1 million for road and bridge improvements. In addition, four local communities were awarded grants, including Fort Wayne ($1 million), Huntertown ($112,300), Leo-Cedarville ($232,790) and New Haven ($1 million).

“With these funds, our communities now have the opportunity to address areas of their infrastructure that needs immediate attention,” Carbaugh said. “With the growing economy in our state, it is vital we ensure our roads and bridges are maintained and capable of handling various expansions.”

On Wednesday, INDOT announced 121 Northern Indiana cities, towns and counties were awarded $51 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 Northern Indiana cities, towns and counties receiving matching funds through Community Crossings for the calendar year 2016 call for projects is online at http://www.in.gov/indot/3570.htm. More information about Community Crossings is online at www.in.gov/indot/communitycrossings.

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State Rep. Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne) serves as Chairman of the Insurance Committee. He also serves on the Employment, Labor and Pensions Committee and the Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee.  Carbaugh represents a portion of Allen County.
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