McNamara: New grant money paves way for local road projects

Posted by: Jessica Baker  | Thursday, September 21, 2017 10:00 am

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 21, 2017) — Local communities will receive state matching grants to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Wendy McNamara (R-Evansville).

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 McNamara in 2016.

“In Southern Indiana, we have seen an increase in road construction and improvements, and while we are striving to make our highways more efficient, there are still local projects that need to be completed,” McNamara said. “With these funds, locals can immediately address the needs of the community and fix the roads and bridges that we drive on every day.”

Posey County will receive $572,228, Vanderburgh County will receive $444,930 and four local communities within Posey and Vanderburgh counties were also awarded grants, including Darmstadt ($430,628), Evansville ($463,987), Mount Vernon ($479,082) and New Harmony ($157,492).

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. Wendy McNamara (R-Evansville) represents House District 76,
which includes portions of Posey and Vanderburgh counties.

A high-resolution photo of McNamara can be downloaded by clicking