STATEHOUSE (Oct. 10, 2019) – Local communities were recently awarded over $337,000 in state matching grants to accelerate road and bridge improvements, according to State Rep. Doug Gutwein (R-Francesville).
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 Gutwein supported in 2016, and funded through the state budget.
“Over the last few years, Indiana has made significant investments to improve our roads and bridges across the state,” Gutwein said. “As a result, we were recently ranked first in the country for infrastructure. We will continue working to improve our roads and communities, and build for the future.”
As part of the program, Francesville received $186,294, and Winamac received $151,278 for local road projects.
Gutwein said 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. Douglas Gutwein (R-Francesville) represents House District 16, which
includes all of Pulaski County and portions of Fulton, Jasper, Newton and Starke counties.
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