Ziemke: Local communities awarded $2.1M to improve infrastructure

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Wednesday, November 14, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 14, 2018) — Local communities recently received more than $2.1 million in state matching grants to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville).

Established in 2016, the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program has awarded nearly $400 million in state funds to local projects around the state on a 50/50 matching basis.

“These grants are an exciting development for our community,” Ziemke said. “The funding from this program will go toward road resurfacing and preservation, and bridge rehabilitation and replacement. These projects will attract more businesses to our area and make our roads safer for all travelers.”

According to Ziemke, three counties and two communities were awarded grants:

                                                                Community                        Grant Amounts

                                                                Decatur County                $715,787

                                                                Franklin County                $599,531

                                                                Rush County                       $582,252

                                                                Oldenburg                          $104,966

                                                                Richland                               $103,186

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

The Indiana Department of Transportation will be accepting the next round of applications in January of 2019.

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State Rep. Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville) represents House District 55, which includes 
all of Fayette County and portions of Decatur, Franklin, Ripley and Rush counties.

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