Mayfield: New grant money paves way for local road projects

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Thursday, September 21, 2017 9:12 am

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 21, 2017) – Local communities will receive state matching grants to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Peggy Mayfield (R-Martinsville).

More than $150 million was awarded to Indiana cities, towns and counties through the Community crossings grant program, which is now in the second year. The grants are available through the Indiana Department of Transportation as a result of legislation supported by Mayfield in 2016.

“Local communities will be able to stretch their dollars further to complete much-needed road projects,” Mayfield said. “Our area of the state sees a lot of local and out-of-state travelers, so it is important that we continue to invest in our local transportation infrastructure, to create safer roadways and maintain our status as the Crossroads of America.”

Monroe County will receive $304,437, and Morgan County will receive $342,424. There were also five local communities awarded grants, including Ellettsville ($213,494), Martinsville ($343,000), Monrovia ($887,499), Mooresville ($400,725) and Morgantown ($120,000).

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


State Rep. Peggy Mayfield (R-Martinsville) represents House District 60, which includes portions of Morgan and Monroe counties and is the Asst. Majority Floor Leader. She serves as a member of Ways and Means, Insurance and Public Policy committees.

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