Ellington: New grant money paves way for local road projects

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Thursday, September 21, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 21, 2017) — Local communities will receive state matching grants to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Jeff Ellington (R-Bloomington).

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

“Investments in infrastructure are key to growing the economy and making our part of the state a better place to live and work,” Ellington said. “These funds will help many of our local communities complete much-needed road and bridge projects, which is great for both residents and employers alike.”

As part of the program, four local counties received funds for road and bridge improvement projects, including Daviess County ($467,367), Greene County ($569,625), Martin County ($670,000) and Monroe County ($304,437). In addition, 11 local communities throughout these counties were awarded grants:

Community

Grant Amount

Cannelburg

Ellettsville

Elnora

Jasonville

$54,492

$213,494

$216,000

$119,554

Linton

Loogootee

Lyons

Montgomery

Odon

Washington

Worthington

$670,000

$75,000

$67,487

$112,500

$225,000

$536,834

$75,000

 

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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Rep. Jeff Ellington represents House District 62, which includes

portions of Greene, Monroe, Martin and Daviess counties.

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