Heine: New grant money paves way for local road projects

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Thursday, September 21, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 21, 2017) – Local communities will receive state matching grants to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Dave Heine (R-New Haven).

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

“The Community Crossings grants will allow for local governments to begin making immediate repairs and improvements to our roads and bridges,” Heine said. “Maintaining our transportation infrastructure is important to ensuring that Indiana’s economy can continue to grow.”

Allen County will receive $670,000. Five local communities were also awarded grants, including Fort Wayne ($670,000), Grabill ($321,000), Monroeville ($171,622), New Haven ($422,867) and Woodburn ($392,994).

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. Dave Heine represents House District 85,

which contains portions of Allen County.

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