Over $900K to fuel Rush County road projects

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Tuesday, October 15, 2019 1:16 pm

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 15, 2019) – Rush County recently received $935,918 in state matching grants to accelerate road and bridge improvements, according to State Reps. Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville) and Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville).

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 Saunders and Ziemke supported in 2016, and funded through the state budget.

“Maintaining and improving roads throughout the state and our local communities continues to be a priority,” Saunders said. “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.

“This program has provided more than $500 million in matching funds to towns, cities and counties throughout our wonderful state,” Ziemke said. “These funds are sparking improvements to our area’s roads and bridges at unmatched levels, and making Indiana a better place to establish and grow a business.”

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

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

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State Rep. Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville) represents House District 55, which includes

all of Fayette County and portions of Decatur, Ripley and Rush counties.

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