Mahan: New grant money paves way for local road projects

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Thursday, September 21, 2017 10:08 am

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 21, 2017) — Local communities will receive state matching grants to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City).

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 Mahan in 2016.

“Every sector of our economy is touched by our roadways,” Mahan said. “Ensuring that Indiana has a reliable, safe transportation infrastructure is vital to attracting job opportunities to our communities. These continued investments in our roads and bridges on every level make our state a top destination for businesses to open up shop.”

Delaware County will receive $662,880, and Grant County will receive $655,701. In addition, 15 local communities were also awarded grants:

Community

Grant Amount

Albany

$101,596

Bluffton

$544,069

Chesterfield

$268,620

Eaton

$74,546

Gas City

$278,259

Hartford City

$750,000

Jonesboro

$233,439

Marion

$531,460

Markle

$197,085

Montpelier

$439,500

Muncie

$770,550

Selma

$225,000

Swayzee

$79,516

Sweetser

$75,000

Upland

$286,897


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. 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.