DeVon: Over $1.8 million to fuel St. Joseph County road projects

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Friday, October 11, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 11, 2019) – More than $1.8 million in state matching grants will be awarded throughout St. Joseph County to accelerate local road and bridge improvements, according to State Rep. Dale DeVon (R-Granger).

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 DeVon supported in 2016, and funded through the state budget.

“Our roads and bridges need constant upkeep, and these grants help communities large and small meet those needs,” DeVon said. “This money will be put to good use as we make long-term investments in our local infrastructure.”

As part of the program, St. Joseph County received $1 million for local road projects, with several communities within the county also awarded grants, including:

  • South Bend, $367,634;
  • Mishawaka, $427,150; and
  • Lakeville, $85,878.

DeVon 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. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) represents House District 5, which includes portions of St. Joseph County.

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