More than $1.4M coming to Hamilton County to fuel local road projects

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

 

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 16, 2019) – Local communities were recently awarded more than $1.4 million in state matching grants to accelerate road and bridge improvements, according to Hamilton County lawmakers.

“This substantial state investment into communities both large and small helps maintain Indiana’s reputation as the Crossroads of America,” said House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis). “Through these state matching grants, Hoosier cities, towns and counties can stretch their dollars further, and accelerate plans to make road and bridge improvements. Thanks to Indiana’s strong fiscal health and conservative road funding plan, our state road investment is up 50% since 2017, and motorists are seeing the positive results from their local neighborhoods to our state highways.”

Nearly $100 million was awarded through the grant program, which is now in its fourth year. The money is made available through the Indiana Department of Transportation as a result of a law passed in 2016, and funded through the state budget.

“This matching grant is just one of several investments Indiana is making in our roads,” said State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero). “These funds help our local communities focus on much-needed road projects, which boost our economy and provide safe and efficient travel for Hoosiers.”

As part of the program, Hamilton County received $316,074 for local road projects. In addition, Carmel was awarded $1 million and Noblesville received $84,424.

“Safe and functioning roads are critical for Hoosiers to travel and do business throughout the state,” said State Rep. Chuck Goodrich (R-Noblesville). “Receiving this money is a major win for Hamilton County because it will continue to support economic opportunity and quality of life in our local communities.” 

“Our roads help drive our state’s economy, which is why it is encouraging to see so much investment poured into our local infrastructure needs,” said State Rep. Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel).

Grant funding can be used toward road and bridge preservation, road reconstruction, intersection improvements, guardrail replacements and signage. Smaller municipalities must provide a match of 25% in local funds, while large communities must provide a 50% match.

“This money is essential in ensuring local infrastructure needs are addressed,” said State Rep. Todd Huston (R-Fishers). “These grants pave the way for communities to stretch their dollars in order to make repairs to roadways Hoosiers rely on every day.”

“Indiana was recently ranked No. 1 in the country for its infrastructure by CNBC,” said State Rep. Jerry Torr (R-Carmel). “This national recognition would not be possible without efforts like the Community Crossings Program, which is another example of Indiana making road needs a top priority.”

More information about the program and recipients can be found at www.in.gov/indot.

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Indiana House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) represents
House District 88, which includes portions of Marion, Hamilton and Hancock counties.

State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) represents House District 32, which includes all of Tipton County and portions of Hamilton, Madison, Delaware, Howard and Grant counties.

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State Rep. Chuck Goodrich (R-Noblesville) represents House District 29, which includes portions of Hamilton County

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State Rep. Todd Huston (R-Fishers) represents House District 37, which includes portions of Hamilton County.

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State Rep. Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel) represents House District 24, which includes portions of Boone and Hamilton counties.

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State Rep. Jerry Torr (R-Carmel) represents House District 39,  which includes portions of Hamilton County.

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