FROM LOCAL SOURCES
DUBOIS COUNTY -- Communities in Senate District 48 will receive more than $7.4 million to improve roads and bridges through the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program (CCMG), said State Sen. Mark Messmer (R-Jasper).
The CCMG, established by the Indiana General Assembly in 2016, aims to advance community infrastructure projects, strengthen local transportation networks and improve Indiana’s roads and bridges. Since it was put into place, the program has awarded more than $738 million in state matching funds for local construction projects.
In Jasper, the Engineering Department received over $264,000 to widen Portersville Road. Crews will also replace storm sewers and install a pedestrian path.
It addresses a major safety concern involving pedestrians, especially students, walking along the current roadway.
The city of Huntingburg received just under a $500,000 in grant money and Dubois County will receive $1 million.
See the full list of area communities receiving funding below....
In Senate District 48, the following communities received grants:
· Boonville received $428,996.25;
· Dubois County received $1 million;
· Gibson County received $1 million;
· Huntingburg received $342,571.85;
· Jasper received $264,162.50;
· Knox County received $603,562.50;
· Petersburg received $142,874.89;
· Pike County received $782,303.77;
· Princeton received $1 million;
· Spencer County received $1 million;
· Vincennes received $233,975.32;
· Warrick County received $564,772.66; and
· Winslow received $105,596.62.
“District 48 covers a lot of ground, and I’m pleased to see such a long list of communities in our area awarded funds through the CCMG,” Messmer said. “Though our community is currently struggling because of the pandemic, farmers, local businesses, schools and others all rely on dependable infrastructure. These grants will allow our community to make important improvements to our roads and bridges that will help revitalize our economy."
Through the program, the Indiana Department of Transportation matches up to $1 million annually when localities invest in road and bridge repairs. Counties with populations fewer than 50,000 and cities and towns with populations fewer than 10,000 receive a 75%/25% match, while counties with populations of greater than 50,000 and cities and towns with populations of greater than 10,000 receive a 50%/50% match.
To view the full list of communities receiving matching funds in 2020, visit in.gov/indot/2390.htm. The CCMG offers two rounds of applications each year, with the next call for applications occurring in July.