Rep. Frye: Aurora paving projects completed with Community Crossings grant

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Friday, November 4, 2016 8:50 am

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 4, 2016) – If the weather holds out, paving projects throughout Aurora will be completed by the end of the weekend, according to State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg).

“Aurora was awarded $71,794 from the state’s new Community Crossings matching grant,” Frye said. “It is great to see these funds put to work to improve our local roadways.”

Frye met with the Aurora Mayor Donnie Hastings Jr., City Manager Guinevere Emery and Rick Seaver from Rohe Asphalt Paving to learn about the specifics of the paving project. The local match funding for these projects came from a one-time special disbursement earlier this year of Local Option Income Tax (LOIT) revenue held by the state. The Indiana Department of Transportation’s Community Crossings program matched these dollars one-for-one to help make the project possible.

Frye said repaving of Buena Vista Avenue, Springdale Avenue, Cochran Street, Firehouse Alley, and portions of Exporting Street, Sycamore Estates and Wilson Creek should be finished by Saturday if the weather cooperates.

Frye also said he was looking forward to identifying and enacting responsible, data-driven and sustainable road funding solutions in the upcoming legislative session, starting January 2017.

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State Rep. Frye (R-Greensburg) represents House District 67, which includes Ohio, Ripley and Switzerland counties, as well as portions of Decatur, Jennings, Jefferson and Dearborn counties.

Below and Attached is a picture of State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) being updated by Aurora Mayor Donnie Hastings Jr., City Manager Guinevere Emery and Rick Seaver from Rohe Asphalt Paving on the road improvement projects happening in Aurora.