Kirchhofer: 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. Cindy Kirchhofer (R-Beech Grove).

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 Kirchhofer in 2016.

“These funds help communities address their immediate road-funding needs to keep our roads and bridges safe,” Kirchhofer said. “A strong infrastructure supports a more robust economy and keeps our communities moving forward.”

Marion County will receive $663,500. In addition, various communities in Marion County will be awarded grants totaling more than $1.6 million:

Community

Grant Amount

Beech Grove

Cumberland

Lawrence

Meridian Hills

Southport

Speedway

$396,776

$327,291

$301,252

$218,060

$271,325

$172,234

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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Rep. Kirchhofer (R-Beech Grove) represents House District 89,

which includes portions of Marion County.

 

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