Eberhart: New grant money paves way for local road projects

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Thursday, September 21, 2017 9:52 am

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

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 Eberhart in 2016.

“These much needed grants will help our local communities stretch their dollars further to complete local infrastructure improvements,” Eberhart said. “Maintaining our roads and bridges is vital for a growing economy, and bringing more jobs to the Hoosier state.”

Bartholomew County will receive $836,011, Hancock County will receive $627,236 and Shelby County will receive $564,388. Various communities in these three counties will be awarded grants:

Community

Columbus

Cumberland

Elizabethtown

Fortville

Greenfield

Hartsville

Hope

McCordsville

New Palestine

St. Paul

Grant Amount

$349,816

$327,291

$59,325

$436,500

$281,606

$36,946

$211,504  

$279,588

$330,000

$375,000

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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State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) represents House District 57,

which includes Shelby County and portions of Bartholomew and Hancock counties.

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