Cook: Over $920K coming to Tipton County to fuel road projects

Posted by: Andi TenBarge  | Wednesday, October 16, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 16, 2019) – Local communities were recently awarded nearly $1 million in state matching grants to accelerate road and bridge improvements, according to State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero).

Nearly $100 million was awarded to Indiana cities, town and counties through the Community Crossings Matching Grant program, which is now in its fourth year. The grants are made available through the Indiana Department of Transportation as a result of a law Cook supported in 2016, and funded through the state budget.

“This matching grant is just one of several investments Indiana is making in our roads,” Cook said. “These funds help our local communities focus on much-needed road projects, which boost our economy, and provide safe and efficient travel for Hoosiers.”

As part of the program, several communities in the area were awarded grants for road projects, including:

  • Tipton, $806,334;
  • Windfall, $75,000; and
  • Kempton, $40,522.

Cook said grant funding can be used toward road and bridge preservation, road reconstruction, intersection improvements, guardrail replacements and signage. Smaller municipalities must provide a match of 25% in local funds, while large communities must provide a 50% match.

Since 2017, state road investment is up 50% as Indiana has dedicated $3 billion to road and bridge projects across the state.

More information about the program and recipients can be found 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.

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