Prescott: Over $1.6M to fuel local road projects

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Friday, October 11, 2019 9:59 am

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 Rep. J.D. Prescott (R-Union City).

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 and funded through the state budget.

“Functioning and well-maintained roads are critical to our community,” Prescott said. “We use our roads every day, and it’s encouraging our state continues to prioritize programs like this to improve so many of our roads and bridges.”

As part of the program, Randolph County received $652,439 for local road projects. In addition, several communities within the county were awarded grants, including:

  • Farmland, $73,799;
  • Lynn, $300,000;
  • Ridgeville, $135,000;
  • Saratoga, $120,000; and
  • Winchester, $406,915.

 Prescott said 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.

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State Rep. J.D. Prescott (R-Union City) represents House District 33, which

includes Jay and Randolph counties, and a portion of Delaware County.

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