Lehe: Over $667K to fuel White County road projects

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Friday, October 11, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 11, 2019) – White County communities were recently awarded over $667,000 in state matching grants to accelerate road and bridge improvements, according to State Rep. Don Lehe (R-Brookston).

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 Lehe supported in 2016, and funded through the state budget.

“Indiana’s continued investment in our roads and infrastructure has set us apart, earning us a top ranking from CNBC as the No. 1 state for infrastructure,” Lehe said. “This distinction is a testament to the value our state places on roads and bridges, as well as the Hoosiers and visitors who use them.”

As part of the program, several communities within White County were awarded grants for local road projects, including:

  • Monon, $273,995;
  • Monticello, $274,430; and
  • Reynolds, $119,250.

Lehe 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.

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State Rep. Don Lehe (R-Brookston) represents House District 25, which
includes portions of Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Tippecanoe and White counties.
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