Schaibley: New grant money paves way for local road projects

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Thursday, September 21, 2017 11:17 am

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 21, 2017) – Local communities will receive state matching grants to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel).

More than $150 million was awarded to Indiana cities, towns and counties through the Community crossings grant program, which is now in the second year. The grants are available through the Indiana Department of Transportation as a result of legislation supported by Schaibley in 2016.

“As the Crossroads of America, it’s important that we continue to improve our transportation infrastructure,” Schaibley said. “This grant funding will help our local communities stretch their dollars further, ensuring safe roadways for Hoosiers and visitors. These future projects will be a boon for our state and local economies. ”

Boone County will receive $436,820, and Hamilton County will receive $775,000. In addition, there were 12 local communities awarded grants:

Community

Grant Amounts

Advance

$35,979

Arcadia

$364,275

Carmel

$670,000

Cicero

$447,860

Jamestown

$148,524

Lebanon

$446,447

Noblesville

$471,686

Sheridan

$376,584

Thorntown

$290,775

Westfield

$670,000

Whitestown

$620,761

Zionsville

$486,562

 

Projects eligible for funding through Community Crossings include road and bridge preservation, road reconstruction, intersection improvements, small structure replacements, guardrail replacements and signs.

A complete list of Indiana cities, towns and counties receiving matching funds through Community crossings can be found by clicking here. More information about the program can be found through the Indiana Department of Transportation’s website at www.in.gov/indot.

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State Rep. Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel) represents House District 24,
which includes portions of Boone and Hamilton counties

A high-resolution photo of Schaibley can be downloaded by clicking here.