Pulaski County awarded more than $388,000 for road projects

Posted by: Josh DeFonce  | Friday, December 11, 2020 9:30 am

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 11, 2020) – Pulaski County recently received $388,912 in state matching grants for road and bridge improvements, according to State Rep. Douglas Gutwein (R-Francesville).  

Over 240 Indiana cities, towns and counties received a combined total of more than $101 million through the Community Crossings Matching Grant program, which was created through a 2016 law supported by Gutwein. Grants are made available through the Indiana Department of Transportation.

"Building up our local infrastructure is important for Pulaski County's growth," Gutwein said. "We depend on the quality of our roads, and this funding will help us move ahead on much-needed road projects."     

Gutwein said this funding can be used for road and bridge preservation, road reconstruction, intersection improvements, guardrail replacements and signage. Smaller municipalities must provide a 25 percent match in local funds, while large communities must provide a 50 percent match.

In total, Gutwein said more than $830 million has been distributed for local road projects through the Community Crossings program. State law requires annually that 50 percent of the available matching funds be awarded to communities within counties with a population of 50,000 or fewer. 

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

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State Rep. Douglas Gutwein (R-Francesville) represents House District 16, which
includes all of Pulaski County and portions of Fulton, Jasper, Newton and Starke counties.
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