Rep. Bacon: Local communities awarded grants to improve roads

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Wednesday, August 24, 2016 2:35 pm

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 24, 2016) – Local communities received state matching grants this week to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler).

This year, Bacon 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.

“Our roads and bridges directly impact our state and local economies,” Bacon said. “This funding will go toward improving and maintaining Hoosier roadways as we continue our tradition in being the Crossroads of America.”

As part of the program, Pike County received $423,030, Spencer County received $1 million and Warrick County received $755,770 for road and bridge improvements.

In addition, seven local communities were awarded grants, including Boonville ($679,445), Dale ($81,582), Newburgh ($201,872), Petersburg ($84,195), Rockport ($83,953), Santa Claus ($113,612) and Tennyson ($5,606).

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. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) represents portions of Warrick, Pike and Spencer counties.

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