Zent: New grant money paves way for local road projects

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Wednesday, September 20, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 20, 2017) — Local communities will receive state matching grants to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Denny Zent (R-Angola).

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 Zent in 2016.

“Sustainable infrastructure helps drive economic growth to our state, bringing more companies to Indiana, creating more jobs for Hoosiers,” Zent said. “I am looking forward to seeing the improvements in our community.”

LaGrange County will receive $702,489 and Steuben County will receive $220,893. In addition, various communities in both of these counties will be awarded grants:

Community

Angola

Clear Lake

Fremont

LaGrange

Orland

Shipshewana

Topeka

Grant Amount

$717,331

$50,652

$239,106

$348,550

$87,969

$690,000

$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 www.in.gov/indot.

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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 of Zent can be downloaded by clicking here.