Rep. Schaibley: Local communities awarded grants to improve roads

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Thursday, August 25, 2016 7:25 am

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

This year, Schaibley 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.

“We must work to maintain and improve our roads and bridges as they drive our state and local economy,” Schaibley said. “This summer, a task force is looking at long-term funding options for our state’s infrastructure so we can continue living up to our reputation as the Crossroads of America.”

As part of the program, Boone and Hamilton counties each received $1 million for road and bridge improvements.

In addition, 10 local communities were awarded grants, including Arcadia ($193,986), Carmel ($1 million), Cicero ($365,397), Fishers ($1 million), Lebanon ($274,535), Noblesville ($497,550), Sheridan ($399,669), Westfield ($1 million), Whitestown ($475,074) and Zionsville ($1 million).

On Monday, INDOT announced 102 Central Indiana cities, towns and counties were awarded $47 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 Central 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/3569.htm. More information about Community Crossings is online at www.in.gov/indot/communitycrossings.

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Rep. Schaibley (R-Carmel) represents portions of Boone and Hamilton counties

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