Rep. Arnold: Local communities awarded grants to improve roads

Posted by: Peter Hoffman  | Wednesday, August 24, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 24, 2016) — Local communities received state matching grants this week to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Lloyd Arnold (R-Leavenworth).

This year, Arnold 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.

“Aiming to improve the roads going through our communities was a key goal of the 2016 session,” Arnold said. “These grants will help our infrastructure needs in an effective way by allowing counties and cities to allocate funds where they see fit.”

As part of the program, Perry County received $422,859, Crawford County received $900,000, Orange County received $1 million, Spencer County received $1 million and Dubois County received $476,306 for road and bridge improvements.

In addition, eight local communities were awarded grants, including Cannelton ($53,100), Dale ($81,582), Ferdinand ($362,219), Huntingburg ($1 million), Jasper ($1 million), Rockport ($83,953), Santa Claus ($113,612) and Tell City ($210,806).

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 More information about Community Crossings is online at


State Rep. Lloyd Arnold (R-Leavenworth) represents portions of Spencer, Dubois, Perry, Crawford and Orange counties.

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