Carbaugh: New grant money paves way for local road projects

Posted by: Jessica Baker  | 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. Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne).

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 Carbaugh in 2016.

“Our local roads and bridges need repairs now, and with the Community Crossings grants, they are able to complete projects sooner,” Carbaugh said. “Utilizing these funds for our infrastructure will keep Indiana’s economy thriving.”

Allen County will receive $670,000 and five local communities within the county were also awarded grants, including Fort Wayne ($670,000), Grabill ($321,000), Monroeville ($171,622), New Haven ($422,867) and Woodburn ($392,994).

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. 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 House District 81, which includes portions of Allen County.

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