FARMBERBURG, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Indiana Governor, Eric Holcomb is partnering with the Indiana Department of Transportation to award 224 cities, towns, and counties across the state with a total of $133.4 million for local road projects.
According to a press release from INDOT, the funds will be matched thanks to Community Crossings, an aspect of Governor Holcomb’s Next Level Roads program and several communities in the Wabash Valley area will be receiving a portion of the $133.4 million.
The following areas in the Wabash Valley will be included in the Community Crossing grant funding:
- Brazil | $227,842.50
- Clay County | $1,000,000.00
- Daviess County | $979,799.25
- Knox County | $1,000,000.00
- Linton | $445,721.25
- Loogootee | $619,340.25
- Parke County | $803,326.79
- Rockville | $596,505.10
- Sullivan County | $1,000,000.00
- Vigo County | $1,000,000.00
- Vermillion County | $993,455.90
- Washington | $222,191.55
“The continued success of the Community Crossings program becomes more evident each year,” said Gov. Holcomb. “Improving transportation infrastructure at the most local level makes communities that much more attractive for business and Hoosier families alike to connect and grow.”
During a highly competitive call for projects in January, several Indiana communities submitted applications for funding. The applications were then evaluated based on the current conditions of the communities, the need for repairs, and the impacts on public safety and economic development.
The funding for the Community Crossings grant comes from Indiana’s local road and bridge matching grant fund. The Community Crossings efforts have donated over $1.27 billion in state-matching funds for local construction projects since 2016.
“Safe, modern infrastructure at the local level makes Indiana’s transportation network stronger,” said INDOT Commissioner Mike Smith. “Partnering with locals on these projects is something INDOT looks forward to each year. The hard work and dedication of local entities to secure these funds and make improvements in their communities does not go unnoticed.”
Indiana law states that 50 percent of the yearly available matching funds be given to communities located in counties with a population of 50,000 or fewer. The next call for projects will open in July.
Those interested in seeing the full list of 224 Indiana cities, towns, and counties that have been awarded a portion of the 133.4 million in 2023 grant funding, can find it here.