Lucas: New grant money paves way for local road projects

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Thursday, September 21, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 21, 2017) — Local communities will receive state matching grants to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour).

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 Lucas in 2016.

“This program provides additional funds for our local communities to maintain and repair roads and bridges,” Lucas said. “Our transportation infrastructure is important to ensuring that Indiana’s economy can grow.”

Bartholomew County will receive $836,011 and Jennings County will receive $731,636. Various communities in these counties will also be receiving grants:

Community

Columbus

Grant Amount

$349,816

Elizabethtown

Hartsville

Hope

North Vernon

Vernon

$59,325

$36,946

$211,504

$753,838

$72,801

 

In addition, Crothersville will receive $423,406, Madison will receive $585,648 and Seymour will receive $706,732 in grants.

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. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) represents House District 69, which includes

portions of Bartholomew, Jackson, Jennings and Jefferson counties.

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