Olthoff: 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. Julie Olthoff (R-Crown Point).

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 Olthoff in 2016.

“These funds will help local governments complete road and bridge projects, which are vital to economic development efforts,” Olthoff said. “With the help of these grants, our large and small communities can stretch their dollars further to make much-needed repairs and infrastructure improvements.”

As part of the program, Lake County received $696,747 for road and bridge improvements. In addition, various communities throughout Lake and Porter counties were awarded grants, including:

 

Community

Grant Amount

Beverly Shores

Burns Harbor

Cedar Lake

Chesterton

Crown Point

Dunes Acres

Dyer

East Chicago

Gary

Griffith

Hammond

Hebron

Highland

$469,065

$541,750

$690,000

$379,065

$642,350

$191,887

$400,000

$670,000

$517,500

$616,504

$734,848

$340,450

S496,285

Hobart

Kouts

Lake Station

Merrillville

Munster

New Chicago

Ogden Dunes

Pines

Portage

Porter

Schneider

Schererville

St. John

Whiting

Winfield

$619,352

$216,160

$232,803

$425,800

$372,500

$89,151

$234,000

$67,177

$721,313

$479,122

$111,135

$655,000

$670,000

$814,725

$755,115

 

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. Julie Olthoff represents House District 19,

which includes a portions of Lake and Porter counties.

 

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