Torr: New grant money paves way for local road projects

Posted by: Jessica Baker  | Thursday, September 21, 2017 10:00 am

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

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

“Addressing the infrastructure needs of the community is a top priority, and with these funds, local governments are able to stretch their dollars further and make repairs,” Torr said. “Indiana now has a long-term infrastructure plan in place, and with these grants, our state can continue to prosper.”

Hamilton County will receive $775,000 and six local communities within the county were also awarded grants, including Arcadia ($364,275), Carmel ($670,000), Cicero ($447,860), Noblesville ($471,686), Sheridan ($376,584) and Westfield ($670,000).

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


State Rep. Jerry Torr (R-Carmel) represents House District 39,
which includes portions of Hamilton County.

A high-resolution photo of Torr can be downloaded by clicking