Cook: New grant money paves way for local road projects

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Thursday, September 21, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 20, 2017) — Local communities will receive state matching grants to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero).

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 Cook in 2016.

“Our roads and bridges not only support the economy, but also provide more efficient and safe travel for Hoosiers,” Cook said. “With these grants, our local communities will be able to focus on much-needed roadway and infrastructure projects.”

Delaware County will receive $662,880; Grant County will receive $655,702; Hamilton County will receive $775,000; Howard County will receive $650,951; Madison County will receive $670,000; and Tipton County will receive $720,000. In addition, various communities within these counties will be awarded grants:

 

Community

Grant Amount

Albany

Arcadia

Carmel

Chesterfield

$101,596

$364,275

$670,000

$268,620

Cicero

Eaton

Elwood

Frankton

$447,860

$74,546

$237,000

$182,688

Gas City

Greentown

Ingalls

$278,259

$881,662

$578,977

Jonesboro

$233,439

Kempton

Kokomo

Lapel

Marion

Markleville

Muncie

Noblesville

Pendleton

Russiaville

Selma

Sheridan

$46,564

$800,000

$351,357

$531,460

$266,000

$770,550

$471,686

$253,262

$146,733

$225,000

$376,584

Summitville

Swayzee

Sweetser

$241,157

$73,516

$75,000

Tipton

$803,572

Upland

Westfield

Windfall

$286,897

$670,000

$40,248

 

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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State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) represents House District 32, which includes all of Tipton County and portions of Hamilton, Madison, Delaware, Howard and Grant counties.

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