VanNatter: More than $88K to fuel local road projects

Friday, October 11, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 11, 2019) – The town of Colfax was recently awarded $88,452 in state matching grants to accelerate road and bridge improvements, according to State Rep. Heath VanNatter (R-Kokomo).

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 VanNatter supported in 2016, and funded through the state budget.

“This investment in our infrastructure is critical to keep our local communities thriving,” VanNatter said. “We need safe and reliable roads in order to better connect jobs and services to other areas of Indiana.”

VanNatter 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. Heath VanNatter (R-Kokomo) represents House District 38,

which includes portions of Carroll, Cass, Howard and Clinton counties.

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