Zent: $1.5M awarded to local communities to improve infrastructure

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Tuesday, April 16, 2019

STATEHOUSE (April 16, 2019) — Local communities recently received more than $1.5 million in state matching grants to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Denny Zent (R-Angola).

The Community Crossing Matching Grant Program, established in 2016 by legislation Zent supported, has provided nearly $500 million to cities, towns and counties across Indiana to make improvements to local roads and bridges.

“Regular upkeep of our local roadways is essential to keeping our community running smoothly and efficiently,” Zent said. “This investment will help ensure that our area has a strong infrastructure for years to come.”

According to Zent, the Indiana Department of Transportation selected Angola to receive $539,851, with Steuben County receiving $999,903 for local projects.       

An additional $100 million will be available for communities to apply for this summer.

A complete list of Indiana cities, towns and counties receiving matching funds can be found by visiting www.in.gov/indot/communitycrossings.

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State Rep. Denny Zent (R-Angola) represents House District 51,
which includes most of LaGrange and Steuben counties.
A high-resolution photo can be downloaded by clicking 
here.