Ziemke: New grant money paves way for local road projects

Posted by: Zach Weismiller  | Wednesday, September 20, 2017 4:30 pm

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 20, 2017) – Local communities will receive state matching grants to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville).

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 Ziemke in 2016.

“A safe and reliable transportation network is critical to keeping our state and local economic engines running strong,” Ziemke said. “The Community Crossings grant program helps local governments make much-needed road and bridge improvements in their communities, supporting Hoosier jobs and potentially leading to new economic development opportunities in their areas.”

Decatur County will receive $730,569, Fayette County will receive $860,719 and Ripley County will receive $833,700. In addition, eight local communities were awarded grants.

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 is online at www.in.gov/indot/communitycrossings.

Community

Grant Amount

Connersville

$397,757

Greensburg

$701,715

Holton

$176,657

Milan

$235,500

Osgood

$670,000

St. Paul

$375,000

Versailles

$181,753

Westport

$139,86


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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.

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