Rep. Nisly: Local communities awarded grants to improve roads

Posted by: Zach Weismiller  | Thursday, August 25, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 25, 2016) — Local communities received state matching grants this week to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Curt Nisly (R-Goshen).

This year, the General Assembly passed 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.

“Indiana’s infrastructure affects every sector of our economy, creating new opportunities for economic development and job growth,” Nisly said. “This upcoming session, it is critical that lawmakers develop a comprehensive, long-term plan addressing state and local infrastructure needs without placing undue burden on taxpayers.”

As part of the program, Elkhart County received $1 million and Kosciusko County received $997,028 for road and bridge improvements. In addition, 10 local communities were awarded grants, including Goshen ($1 million), Leesburg ($34,719), Nappanee ($105,001), Milford ($41,911), Winona Lake ($311,873), Wakarusa ($455,265), Middlebury ($205,861), Elkhart ($1 million), Millersburg ($117,200) and Warsaw ($720,346).

On Wednesday, INDOT announced 121 Northern Indiana cities, towns and counties were awarded $51 million through the fund. Projects that are eligible for funding through Community Crossings include road resurfacing, bridge rehabilitation, road reconstruction, 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 Northern Indiana cities, towns and counties receiving matching funds through Community Crossings for the calendar year 2016 call for projects is online at http://www.in.gov/indot/3570.htm. More information about Community Crossings is online at www.in.gov/indot/communitycrossings.

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State Rep. Curt Nisly (R-Goshen) represents portions of Elkhart and Kosciusko counties.

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