STATEHOUSE (Oct. 11, 2019) – Local communities were recently awarded over $1.6 million in state matching grants to accelerate road and bridge improvements, according to State Rep. Jeff Ellington (R-Bloomington).
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 Ellington supported in 2016, and funded through the state budget.
“Transportation infrastructure is a critical component to ensuring Indiana remains a desirable place to live and do business,” Ellington said. “The Community Crossings program is vital to maintaining our state’s roads and bridges as our communities continue boosting economic development and quality of life.”
Greene County will receive $1 million, with Bloomfield awarded $189,236 and Linton to receive $479,335.
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. Jeff Ellington (R-Bloomington) represents House District 62, which includes
portions of Greene, Monroe, Martin and Daviess counties.
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