Johnson County communities awarded $4.1 million for road projects

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Thursday, December 10, 2020 9:22 am

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 10, 2020) – Local communities recently received more than $4.1 million in state matching grants for road and bridge improvements, according to Johnson County lawmakers.  

Over 240 Indiana cities, towns and counties received a combined total of more than $101 million through the Community Crossings Matching Grant program, which was created through a 2017 law supported by State Reps. John Young (R-Franklin) and Chris May (R-Bedford). Grants are made available through the Indiana Department of Transportation.

"Local roadways connect families, friends, visitors and workers to our communities," Young said. "Updating our roads and bridges drives our economy and helps keeps everyone on our roads safer. These grants will help our area complete important road projects and bring additional jobs to Johnson County."

Johnson County received $1 million for local road and bridge projects. In addition, the following local communities received matching grants:

  • Bargersville $999,750;
  • Edinburgh $666,825;
  • Franklin $260,420;
  • Greenwood $1 million; and
  • Princes Lakes $176,076.

 State Rep. Michelle Davis (R-Whiteland) said this funding can be used for road and bridge preservation, road reconstruction, intersection improvements, guardrail replacements and signage. Smaller municipalities must provide a 25 percent match in local funds, while large communities must provide a 50 percent match.

"These grants give local governments some flexibility when planning road projects," Davis said. "With the state matching our commitment, we can maintain our roads and invest tax dollars wisely into other critical services."

In total, May said more than $830 million has been distributed for local road projects through the Community Crossings program. State law requires annually that 50 percent of the available matching funds be awarded to communities within counties with a population of 50,000 or fewer. 

"This program is a part of our long-term infrastructure plan that invests in local communities without burdening future generations with debt," May said. "Taking care of our roads strengthens our economy and our reputation as the Crossroads of America."

More information about the program and recipients can be found online at  


State Rep. Michelle Davis (R-Whiteland) represents House District 58,
which includes a portion of Johnson County.

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State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford) represents House District 65, which includes all of
Brown County, most of Lawrence County and parts of Monroe, Jackson and Johnson counties.
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State Rep. John Young (R-Franklin) represents House District 47,
which includes portions of Johnson and Morgan counties.

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