Negele: Local communities receive funding for roads

Posted by: Zach Weismiller  | Thursday, October 6, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 6, 2016) — Local communities recently received more than $5 million in federal funding to improve infrastructure, according to State Rep. Sharon Negele (R-Attica).

The Indiana Department of Transportation awarded federal funds to the following cities, towns and counties for infrastructure projects:

  • Warren County received $440,000 for a bridge replacement project;
  • White County received more than $1 million for a bridge rehabilitation project;
  • Montgomery County received more than $3.3 million for a road reconstruction project;
  • Veedersburg received $125,100 for sign replacement; and
  • Otterbein received $87,200 for sidewalk improvements.

“These additional funds will help local governments address some of their critical infrastructure projects in the next few years,” Negele said. “As a member of the Ways and Means Committee, I will examine all of the funding mechanisms available to the state next session and work to develop a sustainable, long-term roads plan in the 2017 budget.”

INDOT distributed nearly $80 million in federal transportation funding to 64 rural cities, towns and counties to invest in local road and bridge improvements and sidewalk and trail projects. Combined with local funds, close to $135 million is being invested in infrastructure in communities across Indiana.

For a complete list of communities in Indiana receiving funds, visit www.in.gov/indot.

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State Rep. Sharon Negele (R-Attica) represents all of Benton County, and portions of Fountain, Jasper, Montgomery, Newton, Tippecanoe, Warren and White counties.

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