Madison County communities awarded over $2.5 million for road projects

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Monday, December 21, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 21, 2020) – Local communities recently received more than $2.5 million in state matching grants for road and bridge improvements, according to Madison 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 2016 law supported by State Reps. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) and Tony Cook (R-Cicero). Grants are made available through the Indiana Department of Transportation.

"Road repairs come with a high price tag and these matching grants help make necessary road projects possible," Cherry said. "Businesses and community members depend on safe and functional roads. By investing in these infrastructure projects we are also investing in the success of our communities."

Madison County received $994,354 for local road and bridge projects. In addition, the following local communities received matching grants:

  • Alexandria $560,927;
  • Lapel $699,438; and
  • Pendleton $317,415.

Cook 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.

"This funding further shows our commitment to helping local communities make much-needed road improvements that they otherwise may not have been able to make," Cook said. "Our roads are vital in ensuring Hoosiers can get to where they need to go and transport goods from one community to another across our state."

State Rep. Elizabeth Rowray (R-Yorktown) said more than $830 million in total 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. 

"Indiana is one of the top states for infrastructure and programs like Community Crossings help make this achievement possible," Rowray said. "By maintaining our roads and bridges through these investments, Hoosiers and travelers can safely get to their destinations, whether to work, the store or to school."

More information about the program and recipients can be found online at in.gov/indot/communitycrossings.

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State Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) represents House District 53,

which includes portions of Hancock and Madison counties.

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State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) represents House District 32, which includes all of Tipton County and

portions of Hamilton, Madison, Delaware, Howard and Grant counties.

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State Rep. Elizabeth Rowray (R-Yorktown) represents House District 35,

which includes portions of Delaware and Madison counties.

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