Cherry: New grant money paves way for local road projects

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Thursday, September 21, 2017 11:13 am

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

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 from 2016.

“In order to maintain our reputation as the Crossroads of America, it is critical that we continue to invest in our roads and bridges at every level,” Cherry said. “These grants will be a boon for our local and state economies, helping both small and large communities stretch their dollars further to complete necessary infrastructure projects.”

Hancock County will receive $627,236, and Madison County will receive $670,000. In addition, 11 local communities were also awarded grants:

Community

Grant Amount

Cumberland

$327,291

Fortville

$436,500

Frankton

$182,688

Greenfield

$281,606

Ingalls

$578,977

Lapel

$351,357

Markleville

$266,000

McCordsville

$279,588

New Palestine

$330,000

Pendleton

$253,262

Summitville

$241,157

 

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 www.in.gov/indot.

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Rep. Cherry represents House District 53,

which includes portions of Hancock and Madison counties.

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