Communities throughout the state will share more than $100 million in federal transportation funding. The money will support road, bridge and bicycle construction projects. June 23, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Indiana Department of Transportation today awarded $102 million in federal transportation funding to cities, towns and counties, including $70 million for road construction, $17 million for bridge construction and $12 million for bicycle and pedestrian and nearly $3 million for safety projects. Area projects include:
-Rushville – Cherry Street extension north of Conrad-Harcourt Way
-Westfield – Towne Road from 156th Street to 166th Street
-Hancock County – County Road 300 North from 600 West to east of 500 West
-Connersville – Grand Avenue between 24th Street and 30th Street
-Hamilton County – 236th Street between Deming Road and Tollgate Road
-Wayne County – Peacock Road bridge over Clear Creek
-Randolph County – East South Street bridge over Salt Creek
-Rush County – County Road 715 West bridge over Mud Creek
-Hagerstown – Bike, pedestrian, and ADA improvements
-New Castle – Bike, pedestrian, and ADA improvements
-Union City – Bike, pedestrian, and ADA improvements
-Fishers – Intersection improvements at 136th Street and Cyntheanne Road
INDOT sets aside 25 percent of the federal highway funds appropriated by Congress each year to fund larger local transportation projects. Metropolitan Planning Organizations distribute federal road, bridge and safety funds to local communities within the state’s larger urbanized areas. INDOT distributes these funds outside MPO areas. In addition, INDOT distributes Transportation Alternatives funding for non-motorized projects such as trails and Safe Routes to School projects.
To receive federal funding, communities must pay at least 20 percent in local matching funds and meet other federal requirements.
Awarded projects would be designed, developed and have purchased land according to federal standards prior to bid during the state fiscal year beginning July 2017. In February, INDOT awarded $86 million in federal transportation funding for local projects that would be bid beginning July 2016.
A complete listing of awarded projects and more information about INDOT’s local public agency program is at www.in.gov/indot/2390.htm.
Source: The Indiana Department of Transportation