New grant money paves way for local road projects
STATEHOUSE — Local communities will receive state matching grants to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Heath VanNatter (R-Kokomo).
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 VanNatter in 2016.
“These funds will be essential in helping local communities complete current road and bridge projects and begin new ones,” VanNatter said. “The investments being made to the infrastructure in our area will provide benefits to economic development efforts and will increase safety for Hoosier motorists.”
Carroll County will receive $805,623, Cass County will receive $369,042, Clinton County will receive $657,400 and Howard County will receive $650,950. In addition, various 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 can be found through the Indiana Department of Transportation’s website at www.in.gov/indot.
SOURCE: News release from State Rep. Heath VanNatter (R-Kokomo) who represents House District 38, which includes portions of Carroll, Cass, Howard and Clinton Counties.