(Image of central Indiana funding announcement in Avon courtesy of the Indiana Department of Transportation.)
Governor Eric Holcomb and Indiana Department of Transportation Commissioner Joe McGuinness today announced 189 Indiana cities, towns and counties received a combined $115 million for local road projects. The funding is through the Next Level Roads: Community Crossings Initiative. Fort Wayne, Clay County and Hobart were among the award winners.
To date, the Community Crossings Initiative has given more than $500 million in state matching funds for construction projects. The latest round received 229 applications. To manage the high number of applications, INDOT now accepts them in both January and July, with a $1 million cap annually per community.
An estimated $100 million will be available for communities that apply during the upcoming 2019 summer call for projects.
“Indiana’s fully-funded, long-term Next Level Roads plan means cities, towns, and counties are improving their roads and bridges at levels unmatched in our state’s history,” Gov. Holcomb said in a news release. “Community Crossings projects are crucial to first mile and last mile solutions that companies need when evaluating Indiana to locate their business or expand to create additional jobs.”
For the list of all communities receiving matching funds in the 2019 winter call, click here.
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