Morrison: Local communities awarded grants to improve roads

Posted by: Jessica Baker  | Thursday, August 25, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 25, 2016) — Local communities received state matching grants this week to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Alan Morrison (R-Seelyville).

This year, Morrison 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.

“By giving our local communities these funds now, they are able to take action and start projects that will help maintain and improve our infrastructure,” Morrison said. “Taking these important steps to ensure our roads and bridges are structurally sound will help keep motorists safe and Indiana’s economy thriving.”

As part of the program, Clay County received $1 million, Parke County received $105,927, Vermillion County received $720,027, Vigo County received $999,749 and Warren County received $778,878 for road and bridge improvements.

In addition, four local communities were awarded grants, including Attica ($54,650), Brazil ($605,000), Montezuma ($127,015) and Williamsport ($99,486).

This week, INDOT announced 102 Central Indiana cities, towns and counties were awarded $47 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 Central Indiana cities, towns and counties receiving matching funds through Community Crossings for the calendar year 2016 call for projects is online at http://www.in.gov/indot/3569.htm. More information about Community Crossings is online at www.in.gov/indot/communitycrossings.

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State Rep. Alan Morrison (R-Seelyville) represents all of Vermillion County and portions of Clay, Fountain, Parke, Vigo and Warren counties.

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