Price: Local communities awarded grants to improve roads

Posted by: Nick Seifer  | Friday, August 26, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 26, 2016) — Local communities received state matching grants this week to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. John Price (R-Bargersville).

This year, Price supported legislation establishing the state’s Community Crossings matching grant fund, which will provide about $160 million to Indiana cities, towns and counties on a 50/50 matching basis.

“Counties and communities will be able to better maintain their roads and bridges with this short-term funding from the Community Crossings program,” Price said. “Locals can now move forward with regular maintenance and some upgrades as the General Assembly works to find a long-term solution next legislative session.”

As part of the program, Johnson County received $968,676 and Morgan County received $992,993 for road and bridge improvements.

In addition, ten local communities were awarded grants, including Bargersville ($506,000), Edinburgh ($174,850), Franklin ($1 million), Greenwood ($957,996), Mooresville ($836,842), Morgantown ($82,500), New Whiteland ($130,946), Trafalgar ($143,900), Whiteland ($55,990) and Prince’s Lakes ($40,835).

On Tuesday, INDOT announced 99 Southern Indiana cities, towns and counties were awarded $49 million through the fund. Projects that are eligible for funding through Community Crossings include road resurfacing, bridge rehabilitation, road reconstruction, resurfacing, and Americans with Disabilities Act compliance in connection with road projects. Material costs for chip sealing and crack filling operations were also eligible for funds.

A complete list of Southern Indiana cities, towns and counties receiving matching funds through Community Crossings for the calendar year 2016 call for projects is online at www.in.gov/indot/3571.htm. More information about Community Crossings is online at www.in.gov/indot/communitycrossings.

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Rep. John Price represents portions of Johnson and Morgan Counties.

A high-resolution photo of Price can be found here.