Indiana cities receive state grant for road and bridge projects
The state of Indiana announced which cities, towns and counties would receive part of a $100 million grant to improve roads and bridges. Of those areas receiving grants, 18 Michiana governments received a total of $8.8 million in Indiana's Community Crossings matching grant program.
The money can be used for road resurfacing and preservation, bridge rehabilitation or replacement, as well as chip sealing and crack filling operations.
Local governments must match the funds based on population:
- Cities and towns with a population of fewer than 10,000 will receive funds using a 75/25-percent match
- Cities and towns with a population of greater than 10,000 will receive funds using a 50/50-percent match
- Counties with a population of fewer than 50,000 people will receive funds using a 75/25-percent match
- Counties with a population of greater than 50,000 people will receive funds using a 50/50-percent match
“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. Eric J. Holcomb said in a press release. “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.”
During this phase, the state gave out $100 million to 283 cities, towns and counties.
“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.”
The following Michiana communities received grants:
|LA PORTE County||$636,590.82|