Davisson: New grant money paves way for local road projects

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Thursday, September 21, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 21, 2017) – Local communities will receive state matching grants to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Steve Davisson (R-Salem).

More than $150 million was awarded to Indiana cities, towns and counties through the Community crossings grant program, which is now in the second year. The grants are available through the Indiana Department of Transportation as a result of legislation supported by Davisson in 2016.

“Funding provided through this program will help local governments make the necessary repairs and updates to roads and bridges,” Davisson said. “These improvements will keep our transportation infrastructure efficient and safe.”

Lawrence County will receive $596,062 and Orange County will receive $477,961. In addition, various communities within these and Clark, Harrison, Jackson and Washington counties were awarded grants:

Community

Grant Amount

Campbellsburg

Corydon

Crothersville

French Lick

Jeffersonville

Lanesville

Mauckport

Mitchell

Oolitic

Orleans

Paoli

Salem

Sellersburg

Seymour

$310,195

$232,200

$423,406

$670,000

$670,000

$101,250

$82,500

$224,100

$69,000

$387,533

$229,898

$786,000

$431,283

$706,731


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. Steve Davisson represents Washington County and parts

of Orange, Lawrence, Jackson, Clark and Harrison counties.

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