Over $1.9M to fuel Montgomery County road projects

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Friday, October 11, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 11, 2019) – More than $1.9 million in state matching grants will be awarded throughout Montgomery County to accelerate local road and bridge improvements, according to State Reps. Tim Brown (R-Crawfordsville) and Sharon Negele (R-Attica).

This local funding is part of the nearly $100 million recently awarded to Indiana cities, towns and counties through the Community Crossings Matching Grant program. Now in its fourth year, Brown co-authored the law establishing the program, with Negele voting for the comprehensive road funding plan. Brown said the grants are made available through the Indiana Department of Transportation and funded through the state budget.

“With Indiana’s strong economy and a careful eye on the state budget, this program is thriving and paying off for communities large and small,” Brown said. “In fact, $3 billion has been dedicated to road and bridge projects across the state since 2017, and I don’t see things slowing down anytime soon.”

As part of the program, Montgomery County received $988,545 for local road projects, with several communities within the county also awarded grants, including:

  • Crawfordsville, $466,401;
  • Linden, $372,291; and
  • New Ross, $90,000.

“The Community Crossings program is an incredible opportunity for communities throughout the entire state to take action on road projects they may not otherwise have the funds for,” Negele said. “Our infrastructure requires constant upkeep, and through this local and state partnership, the unique needs of our cities and towns can be met.” 

According to Negele, 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.

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

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Rep. Tim Brown (R-Crawfordsville) represents House District 41, which includes portions of Boone, Montgomery and Tippecanoe counties.

State Rep. Sharon Negele (R-Attica) represents House District 13, which includes all of Benton County,
and portions of Fountain, Jasper, Montgomery, Newton, Tippecanoe, Warren and White counties.