Cox: Local communities awarded grants to improve roads

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Friday, August 26, 2016


STATEHOUSE (Aug. 25, 2016) — Allen County and four local communities received more than $3.3 million in state matching grants this week to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Casey Cox (R-Fort Wayne).

This year, Cox 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.

“Indiana’s infrastructure affects every sector of our economy, helping drive growth and support Hoosier jobs,” Cox said. “Through the Community Crossings program, many local governments are receiving necessary funds to make immediate road and bridge improvements in their area.”

As part of the program, Allen County received $1 million for road and bridge improvements. In addition, four local communities were awarded grants, including New Haven ($1 million), Fort Wayne ($1 million), Huntertown ($112,300) and Leo-Cedarville ($232,790).

On Wednesday, INDOT announced 121 Northern Indiana cities, towns and counties were awarded $51 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 Northern Indiana cities, towns and counties receiving matching funds through Community Crossings for the calendar year 2016 call for projects is online at More information about Community Crossings is online at


State Rep. Casey Cox (R-Fort Wayne) represents a portion of Allen County.

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