STATEHOUSE (Oct. 16, 2019) – Local communities recently received more than $1 million in state matching grants to accelerate road and bridge improvements, according to State Rep. Steve Davisson (R-Salem).
Nearly $100 million was awarded to Indiana cities, towns 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 Davisson supported in 2016, and funded through the state budget.
“Our local leaders work hard to determine how to best invest in our local roads and bridges,” Davisson said. “The Community Crossings grant program provides significant funding to help ensure these critical infrastructure projects are completed.”
As part of the program, Paoli received $382,491 and West Baden Springs received $638,795.
Davisson 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.
State Rep. Steve Davisson (R-Salem) represents House District 73,
Washington County, and portions of Orange, Lawrence, Jackson, Clark and Harrison counties.
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