Over $1.6M to fuel Wayne County road projects

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Friday, October 11, 2019 1:03 pm

 STATEHOUSE (Oct. 11, 2019) – Local communities were recently awarded over $1.6 million in state matching grants to accelerate road and bridge improvements, according to State Reps. Brad Barrett (R-Richmond) and Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville).

Nearly $100 million was awarded to Indiana cities, towns and counties through the Community Crossings Matching Grant program, which is now in its fourth year. The grants are made available through the Indiana Department of Transportation as a result of a law passed in 2016, and funded through the state budget.

“Well-maintained roads help boost our state’s economy,” Barrett said. “Functional roads are critical for Hoosiers traveling around the state and businesses moving goods. It’s encouraging to see money invested into our roads around Wayne County and Indiana.”

As part of the program, Wayne County received $810,000 for local road projects. In addition, several communities in the area were awarded grants, including:

  • Cambridge City $180,000;
  • Centerville, $90,411; and
  • Hagerstown, $532,475.

 “Maintaining and improving roads throughout the state and our local communities continues to be a priority,” said Saunders, member of the House Roads and Transportation Committee. “Investing in our roads makes travel safer and easier for community members and motorists passing through our area.”

Grant funding can be used toward road and bridge preservation, road reconstruction, intersection improvements, guardrail replacements and signage. Smaller municipalities must provide a match of 25% in local funds, while large communities must provide a 50% match.

Since 2017, state road investment is up 50% as Indiana has dedicated $3 billion to road and bridge projects across the state.

More information about the program and recipients can be found at www.in.gov/indot.


State Rep. Brad Barrett (R-Richmond) represents House District 56,

which includes portions of Wayne County.

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State Rep. Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville) represents House District 54,

which includes Henry County and portions of Rush and Wayne counties.

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