Saunders: Over $280K to fuel Henry County road projects

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Friday, October 11, 2019 10:46 am

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 11, 2019) – Local communities were recently awarded $280,000 in state matching grants to accelerate road and bridge improvements, according to State Rep. Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville).

Nearly $100 million was awarded to Indiana cities, towns and counties through the Community Crossings Matching Grant program, which is now in its fourth year. The grants are made available through the Indiana Department of Transportation as a result of a law Saunders supported in 2016, and funded through the state budget.

“Maintaining and improving roads throughout the state continues to be a priority,” said Saunders, member of the House Roads and Transportation Committee. “Investing in our roads makes travel safer and easier for community members and motorists passing through our area.”

As part of the program, several communities in Henry County were awarded grants for local road projects, including:

  • Dunreith, $55,479;
  • Mount Summitt, $152,248; and
  • Spiceland, $72,632.

 Saunders said grant funding can be used toward road and bridge preservation, road reconstruction, intersection improvements, guardrail replacements and signage. Smaller municipalities must provide a match of 25% in local funds, while large communities must provide a 50% match.

Since 2017, state road investment is up 50% as Indiana has dedicated $3 billion to road and bridge projects across the state.

More information about the program and recipients can be found at www.in.gov/indot.

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State Rep. Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville) represents House District 54,

which includes Henry County and portions of Rush and Wayne counties.

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