Engleman: New grant money paves way for local road projects

Posted by: Emily Gaylord  | Thursday, September 21, 2017

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

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 passed by the General Assembly in 2016.

“Maintaining our roads and bridges not only better ensures the safety of Hoosier motorists, but also promotes a healthy local economy,” Engleman said. “This year we worked hard to make sure communities have the funding they need to fix what they have and build for the future, and I was eager to support the expansion of this program.”

Floyd County will receive $777,216. In addition, various local communities within Clark, Floyd and Harrison counties will be awarded grants:

Community

Grant Amount

Corydon

Georgetown

Jeffersonville

Lanesville

Mauckport

New Albany

Sellersburg

$232,200

$217,109

$670,000

$101,250

$82,500

$421,799

$431,283

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. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) represents House District 70,

which includes portions of Clark, Floyd and Harrison counties.

 

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