Snow: State awards over $1.3M to help drive local road projects

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Monday, May 3, 2021 8:00 am

STATEHOUSE (May 3, 2021) – Indiana recently awarded more than $1.3 million in state matching grants to Wabash County and North Manchester for road and bridge improvements, according to State Rep. Craig Snow (R-Warsaw).

Through the Community Crossings Matching Grant program, 218 Hoosier cities, towns and counties received a combined total of over $100 million. This program was established in 2016 and expanded a year later in 2017. The Indiana Department of Transportation oversees and distributes these grants twice each year.

"Whether it's for business, a vacation or just a quick trip to the grocery store, Hoosiers in communities large and small rely on our roads," Snow said. "These investments not only help improve our local infrastructure, but they also help attract new jobs to Wabash County and strengthen our economy."

Wabash County received $863,913 and North Manchester was awarded $520,814 for local road and bridge projects.

Snow said communities can use these funds for road and bridge preservation, road reconstruction, intersection improvements, guardrail replacements and signage. Smaller municipalities must provide a 25 percent match in local funds, while large communities must provide a 50 percent match.

More than $931 million in total has been awarded throughout the state since 2016. State law requires that 50 percent of the available matching funds be awarded annually to communities within counties with a population of 50,000 or fewer. 

More information about the program and recipients can be found online at in.gov/indot/communitycrossings. The next call for projects through Community Crossings will open in July 2021.

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State Rep. Craig Snow (R-Warsaw) represents House District 18, which includes Wabash County and portions of Kosciusko, Grant and Miami counties.

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