Funds for the program are awarded from the state’s local road and bridge matching grant fund.
(Indianapolis, Ind.) – Local roads and bridges will be getting face-lifts in the near future thanks to a state-matching grant program.
Governor Eric Holcomb and INDOT Commissioner Joe McGuinness announced Wednesday that 283 Indiana cities, towns and counties received a combined $100 million in state-matching funds for local road projects through the Next Level Roads: Community Crossing Initiative.
“Infrastructure plays a vital role in taking Indiana to the Next Level, and that includes everything from our interstates down to the last mile—including our local roads, bridges and sidewalks,” Gov. Holcomb said. “When it comes to building and maintaining our infrastructure, we’re in this together for the benefit of all Hoosiers. I am encouraged by the immediate impact of this program and look forward to hundreds more projects funded by Community Crossings taking shape in the coming months.”
Locally, the following cities, towns and counties received funding:
- Aurora: $724,729.95
- Dearborn County: $996,499.08
- Dillsboro: $151,491.75
- Franklin County: $599,531.25
- Greendale: $886,204.00
- Lawrenceburg: $382,018.48
- Moores Hill: $296,323.26
- Ohio County: $795,897.88
- Oldenburg: $104,966.01
- Switzerland County: $566,600.99
- Versailles: $260,825.25
- Vevay: $112,211.00
Funds for the program are awarded from the state’s local road and bridge matching grant fund. To qualify, local governments must provide local matching funds from a funding source approved for road and bridge construction. Larger communities must provide 50 percent of local matching funds while smaller communities must match 25 percent.
“Community Crossings helps cities, towns, and counties take care of what they have and plan for the future,” said INDOT Commissioner Joe McGuinness. “Three years into the program, the state has partnered with local governments to improve thousands of road miles and dozens of bridges. The impact has been significant and felt across all 92 counties, and I’m excited for that impact to continue with this round of projects.”
Beginning in 2019, INDOT will make it more convenient for local communities to pursue Community Crossing grants by offering two calls for projects per year.
INDOT will accept project applications in January and July each year.
You can view a complete list of communities receiving matching funds in 2018 at www.in.gov/indot/communitycrossings.