Millions Awarded For Rural Infrastructure Projects
The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced over $160 million in federal funding will be used for infrastructure improvements in rural communities. The funds are earmarked for 66 cities, towns and counties to invest in road and bridge, sidewalk and trail projects. Some local funding is being combined in some of the projects, which will push the total to approximately $212 million.
Projects receiving funds include:
- 27 bridge rehabilitation/replacements
- 31 resurfacing/reconstructions
- 17 Transportation Alternative Program projects- sidewalks, ADA ramps, trails
- 6 traffic safety projects
INDOT Commissioner Joe McGuiness says Indiana is making record level investments in transportation “Our sustained commitment to modernizing local roads and bridges, adding sidewalks, and growing our trail networks sends a clear message that we’re building communities that are primed to attract and retain talent and spur job growth in the 21st century economy.”
Rural communities were asked to submit applications to INDOT for potential funding in October of last year. The communities are required to pay at least 20 percent in local matching funds and follow other guidelines. You can find a list of all the communities receiving funding by clicking here.