Ober: New grant money paves way for local road projects

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Wednesday, September 20, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 20, 2017) — Local communities will receive state matching grants to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Dave Ober (R-Albion).

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 Ober in 2016.

“These funds will help our large and small communities make much-needed repairs to roads and bridges,” Ober said. “The grant program is helping local governments make vital investments in our infrastructure, which is a crucial step to grow our economy and improve our quality of life.”

As part of the program, several local counties were awarded funds for road and bridge improvements including Allen County ($670,000), Elkhart County ($344,000), LaGrange County ($702,489), Noble County ($725,611) and Whitley County ($670,000). In addition, various communities within these counties were awarded grants:

Community

Grant Amount

Avilla

Bristol

Churubusco

Columbia City

Cromwell

Elkhart

Fort Wayne

Goshen

Grabill

Kendallville

LaGrange

Ligonier

Middlebury

$679,987

$473,920

$829,000

$828,943

$82,749

$365,150

$670,000

$381,394

$321,000

$565,584

$348,550

$483,240

$662,400

Monroeville

New Haven

Shipshewana

Topeka

Wolcottville

Woodburn

$171,622

$422,867

$690,000

$670,000

$27,255

$392,994

 

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 www.in.gov/indot.

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State Rep. Dave Ober represents all of Noble County and portions

of Allen, Elkhart, LaGrange and Whitley counties.

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