McNamara: Local communities awarded grants to improve roads

Posted by: Jessica Baker  | Wednesday, August 24, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 24, 2016) — Local communities received state matching grants this week to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Wendy McNamara (R-Evansville).

This year, McNamara supported legislation establishing the state’s Community Crossings matching grant fund, which will provide about $160 million to Indiana cities, towns and counties on a 50/50 matching basis.

“Continuing to work on our infrastructure is vital to keeping Indiana’s economy thriving,” McNamara said. “Many of our local communities can now focus on much-needed road and bridge projects with these grants, which will help pave the way for future growth.”

As part of the program, Posey and Vanderburgh counties each received $1 million for road and bridge improvements.

In addition, five local communities were awarded grants, including Cynthiana ($60,876), Darmstadt ($98,740), Evansville ($707,750), Mount Vernon ($447,434) and New Harmony ($43,665).

On Tuesday, INDOT announced 99 Southern Indiana cities, towns and counties were awarded $49 million through the fund. Projects that are eligible for funding through Community Crossings include road resurfacing, bridge rehabilitation, road reconstruction, resurfacing, and Americans with Disabilities Act compliance in connection with road projects. Material costs for chip sealing and crack filling operations were also eligible for funds.

A complete list of Southern Indiana cities, towns and counties receiving matching funds through Community Crossings for the calendar year 2016 call for projects is online at www.in.gov/indot/3571.htm. More information about Community Crossings is online at www.in.gov/indot/communitycrossings.

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State Rep. Wendy McNamara (R-Evansville) represents portions of Posey and Vanderburgh counties.
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