Cherry: Hancock County receives funding for roads

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Thursday, October 6, 2016 8:11 am

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 6, 2016) – Hancock County was recently awarded $1.2 million in federal funding from the Indiana Department of Transportation for a bridge replacement project, according to State Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield).

“As the Crossroads of America, we have a reputation to uphold. Continuing to improve our roads and bridges will create safer roadways for Hoosiers and visitors who travel through our state,” Cherry said. “When the General Assembly begins meeting in January, one of my top priorities will be finding a responsible, long-term funding solution for Indiana’s transportation infrastructure.”  

INDOT distributed nearly $80 million in federal transportation funding to 64 rural cities, towns and counties to invest in local road and bridge improvements and sidewalk and trail projects. Combined with local funds, close to $135 million is being invested in infrastructure in communities across Indiana.

For a complete list of communities in Indiana receiving funds, visit www.in.gov/indot.

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Rep. Cherry represents House District 53, which includes portions of Hancock and Madison counties. 

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