INDOT awards $127M for road improvement efforts
The Indiana Department of Transportation says more than three dozen cities, towns and counties will split $127.6 million in federal transportation funding for road and bridge improvements, and sidewalk and trail projects. The awards will help pay for design and development and land purchases associated with the projects, but bids for construction will not be let until fiscal year 2027.
INDOT says it will also participate financially in design, engineering, and right-of-way acquisition components for some projects.
“Modernized infrastructure strengthens communities,” said INDOT Commissioner Mike Smith. “INDOT’s commitment to improve local roads and bridges, as well as expand sidewalks and trails illustrates the partnerships in place that are making Hoosier cities, towns and counties great places to live, work and play.”
INDOT says communities must contribute at least 20% in local matching funds and meet other federal requirements to receive federal funding. Factoring in the local match, the total amount being invested in the infrastructure projects totals approximately $157 million.
Among the recipients:
- Madison: $8.8 million
- Noblesville: $7.7 million
- Carroll County: $6.2 million
Click here to access the full list of recipients in this funding round.