Saunders: Local communities receive funding for roads

Posted by: Peter Hoffman  | Wednesday, October 5, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 5, 2016) – Local communities recently received more than $7 million in federal funding to improve infrastructure, according to State Rep. Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville).

The Indiana Department of Transportation awarded federal funding in the amount of $1.6 million to Rush County and $1.2 million to Wayne County to replace local bridges. Henry County received nearly $500,000 for sign replacements. Rushville received more than $3.8 million to reconstruct Cherry Street and New Castle received $380,000 to construct a multi-use trail.

“This money will allow local governments to address the infrastructure needs of our area,” Saunders said. “As a member of the House Committee on Roads and Transportation, my focus in the upcoming legislative session will be on creating a responsible, long-term solution to fund our state’s roads.”

INDOT distributed nearly $80 million in federal transportation funding to 64 rural cities, towns and counties to invest in local road and bridge improvements and sidewalk and trail projects. Combined with local funds, close to $135 million is being invested in infrastructure in communities across Indiana.

For a complete list of communities in Indiana receiving funds, visit


State Rep. Saunders (R-Lewisville) represents House District 54, which includes Henry County and portions of Rush and Wayne counties. 

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