Hostettler: Over $470K to fuel Gibson County road projects

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Friday, October 11, 2019 1:30 pm

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 11, 2019) – Local communities were recently awarded over $472,000 in state matching grants to accelerate road and bridge improvements, according to State Rep. Matt Hostettler (R-Fort Branch).

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, and funded through the state budget.

“Programs like Community Crossings are a win-win for our community and state,” Hostettler said. “With Indiana’s constantly changing weather, we have to work hard to keep up the maintenance on our roads and bridges, while also building for the future.”

As part of the program, these Gibson County communities were awarded grants:

  • Owensville, $132,780;
  • Patoka, $69,349; and
  • Princeton, $270,787.

Hostettler 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


State Rep. Matt Hostettler (R-Fort Branch) represents House District 64,
which includes Gibson County and portions of Knox, Pike, Vanderburgh and Posey counties.
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