Many of our local communities recently received state matching grants to improve roads and bridges.
This year, I supported legislation establishing the state’s Community Crossings matching grant fund, which will provide about $160 million to Indiana cities, towns and counties on a 50/50 matching basis.
As part of the program, Johnson County received $968,676 for road and bridge improvements. In addition, 16 local communities throughout Johnson and Marion counties were awarded grants, including Beech Grove ($392,350), Clermont ($50,000), Indianapolis ($1 million), Meridian Hills ($30,371), Lawrence ($1 million), Rocky Ripple ($20,230), Speedway ($158,642), Williams Creek ($40,748), Bargersville ($506,000), Edinburgh ($174,850), Greenwood ($957,996), Franklin ($1 million), New Whiteland ($130,946), Prince’s Lake ($40,835), Trafalgar ($143,900) and Whiteland ($55,990).
Projects eligible for funding through Community Crossings include road resurfacing, bridge rehabilitation, road reconstruction and Americans with Disabilities Act compliance in connection with road projects. Material costs for chip sealing and crack filling operations were also eligible for funds.
More information about Community Crossings can be found by clicking here.
Our transportation infrastructure touches every sector of our economy and drives economic development. I’ll work hard next session to ensure we develop a responsible, long-term funding solution that maintains and improves our roads for future generations.