Wolkins: New grant money paves way for local road projects

Posted by: Emily Gaylord  | Thursday, September 21, 2017

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

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 passed by the General Assembly in 2016.

“The health of our local economy is directly impacted by our roads and bridges,” Wolkins said. “Having these grant funds directed to our local infrastructure will ensure needed projects can be completed and our communities can continue driving forward.”

Grant County will receive $655,701, Kosciusko County will receive $797,587 and Miami County will receive $166,575. In addition, various local communities will be awarded grants:

Community

Grant Amount

Bunker Hill

Converse

Gas City

Jonesboro

LaFontaine

Leesburg

Macy

Marion

Nappanee

North Manchester

Pierceton

$90,000

$150,000

$278,259

$233,439

$59,700

$67,896

$167,400

$531,460

$519,299

$163,327

$93,938

Roann

$286,935

Swayzee

Sweetser

Syracuse

$73,516

$75,000

$352,688

Upland

Wabash

Warsaw

$286,897

$340,503

$251,034

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. David Wolkins (R-Warsaw) represents House District 18, which includes

all of Wabash County, and portions of Grant, Kosciusko and Miami counties.

 

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