Cook: Local communities awarded grants to improve roads

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Thursday, August 25, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 25, 2016) — Local communities received state matching grants this week to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero).

This year, Cook 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.

“This program provides local communities the additional funding they need to help complete road and bridge projects,” Cook said. “Sustainable infrastructure helps drive economic growth while also making travel more efficient for Hoosiers.”

As part of the program, Delaware County received $981,366, Hamilton County received $1 million, Howard County received $548,199, Madison County received $1 million and Tipton County received $375,000 for road and bridge improvements.

In addition, 20 local communities were awarded grants, including Alexandria ($229,083), Anderson ($1 million), Arcadia ($193,986), Carmel ($1 million), Cicero ($365,397), Daleville ($78,233), Eaton ($87,435), Fairmount ($71,190), Fishers ($1 million), Greentown ($96,400), Ingalls ($146,845), Kempton ($34,875), Kokomo ($1 million), Noblesville ($497,550), Pendleton ($122,500), Russiaville ($32,775), Sharpsville ($60,000), Sheridan ($399,669), Tipton ($160,044) and Westfield ($1 million).

This week, INDOT announced 102 Central Indiana cities, towns and counties were awarded $47 million through the fund. Projects that are eligible for funding through Community Crossings include road resurfacing, bridge rehabilitation, road reconstruction 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 Central 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/3569.htm. More information about Community Crossings is online at www.in.gov/indot/communitycrossings.

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State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) represents all of Tipton County and portions of Hamilton, Madison, Delaware, Howard and Grant counties. 

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