Gutwein: 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. Douglas Gutwein (R-Francesville).

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 Gutwein in 2016.

“The funds from these grants will help both large and small municipalities allocate infrastructure dollars to where they are needed most,” Gutwein said. “Keeping our roads and bridges functional and safe encourages local economic growth.”

Fulton County will receive $515,050, Jasper County will receive $459,750, Newton County will receive $591,217, Pulaski County will receive $878,542 and Starke County will receive $570,832. In addition, various local communities within those counties will be awarded grants, including:

Community

Grant Amount

Akron

DeMotte

Francesville

Fulton

Hamlet

Kentland

Knox

Medaryville

North Judson

$58,068

$613,633

$101,700

$66,189

$160,950

$121,875

$455,559

$300,000

$125,094

Remington

$122,899

Rensselaer

Rochester

$739,327

$670,000

Wheatfield

Winamac

$549,375

$90,000

 

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. Douglas Gutwein (R-Francesville) represents House District 16, which includes all of

Pulaski County and portions of Fulton, Jasper, Newton and Starke counties.

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