Negele: New grant money paves way for local road projects

Posted by: Zach Weismiller  | Wednesday, September 20, 2017 4:30 pm

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 20, 2017) – Local communities will receive state matching grants to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Sharon Negele (R-Attica).

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 Negele in 2016.

“The Community Crossings program provides local governments with the additional funds they need to complete road and bridge projects in their communities,” Negele said. “This significant infrastructure investment will continue to strengthen the local economy, while also encouraging more businesses to locate and grow in our part of the state.”

Benton County will receive $22,687, Fountain County will receive $348,952, Montgomery County will receive $670,000, Jasper County will receive $459,750, Newton County will receive $591,217 and White County will receive $538,598. In addition, 23 local communities were awarded grants.

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 is online at www.in.gov/indot/communitycrossings.

Community

Grant Amount

Attica

$187,770

Boswell

$224,694

Brookston

$349,875

Chalmers

$82,500

Covington

$328,574

Crawfordsville

$378,196

DeMotte

$613,633

Fowler

$109,612

Hillsboro

$150,000

Kentland

$121,875

Lafayette

$100,000

Monon

$130,593

Monticello

$458,528

New Richmond

$65,999

Otterbein

$375,750

Remington

$122,899

Rensselaer

$739,327

Veedersburg

$195,000

Waveland

$75,000

Wheatfield

$549,375

Williamsport

$261,008

Wingate

$145,479

Wolcott

$74,812

 

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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.

A high-resolution photo of Negele can be downloaded by clicking
here.