Madison County lawmakers: State awards over $4.2M to help drive local road projects

Posted by: Samantha Holifield, Allison Vanatsky and Andi Sommers  | Monday, May 3, 2021 12:49 pm

STATEHOUSE (May 3, 2021) – Indiana recently awarded more than $4.2 million in state matching grants to local communities for road and bridge improvements, according to Madison County legislators.

Through the Community Crossings Matching Grant program, 218 Hoosier cities, towns and counties received a combined total of over $100 million. This program was established in 2016 and expanded a year later in 2017. The Indiana Department of Transportation oversees and distributes these grants twice each year.

"Safe and reliable infrastructure is an essential facet of our lives," said State Rep. Elizabeth Rowray (R-Yorktown). "Indiana's economy is getting stronger by the day, and regular updates and improvements to our roads helps us keep up the momentum. Community Crossing grants make it possible for Hoosier communities large and small to be a part of our state's success."

The following communities in Madison County were awarded grants for local road and bridge projects:

  • Anderson $1 million;
  • Chesterfield $686,247;
  • Country Club Heights $72,319;
  • Edgewood $299,452;
  • Elwood $749,949;
  • Ingalls $61,740;
  • Lapel $444,682;
  • Pendleton $820,317; and
  • Summitville $72,675.

Communities can use these funds 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.

"Indiana developed a long-term plan that ensures our infrastructure is maintained for decades, without burdening future generations with debt," said State Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield). "Because of this, Hoosiers and visitors can be confident while on our roadways."

More than $931 million in total has been awarded throughout the state since 2016. State law requires that 50 percent of the available matching funds be awarded annually to communities within counties with a population of 50,000 or fewer. 

"Our roads are an integral part of our state's infrastructure, with Hoosiers using them every single day to travel to work, school or visit loved ones," said State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero). "We must take steps to keep up with maintenance, and these dollars can help local communities continue this much-needed investment."

More information about the program and recipients can be found online at The next call for projects through Community Crossings will open in July 2021.


State Rep. Elizabeth Rowray (R-Yorktown) represents House District 35,
which includes portions of Delaware and Madison counties.

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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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