Mahan: Local communities receive funding for roads

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Thursday, October 6, 2016 7:59 am

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 6, 2016) – Local communities recently received over $2.8 million in federal funding to improve infrastructure, according to State Rep. Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City).

The Indiana Department of Transportation awarded federal funding in the amount of $268,200 to Blackford County for safety projects, over $1.8 million to Gas City for a reconstruction project on 1st Street, $517,500 to Marion for safety  projects and $258,080 to Sweetser for a sidewalk project.

“In order to maintain our reputation as the Crossroads of America, we need to continue improving and updating our roadways. These federal dollars will help reduce the burden on our local infrastructure budgets,” Mahan said. “In the upcoming session, I will work with my fellow lawmakers to find a sustainable, long-term funding solution for Hoosier roads and bridges.”

INDOT distributed nearly $80 million in federal transportation funding to 64 rural cities, towns and counties to invest in local road and bridge improvements and sidewalk and trail projects. Combined with local funds, close to $135 million is being invested in infrastructure in communities across Indiana.

For a complete list of communities in Indiana receiving funds, visit



State Rep. Kevin Mahan represents House District 31, which includes

Blackford County and portions of Delaware, Grant and Wells counties.

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