FROM LOCAL SOURCES
AREA WIDE -- Some local communities will receive state money through its Next Level Roads: Community Crossings Initiative.
229 Indiana cities, towns and counties will receive a combined $99.2 million dollars in state matching funds for local road projects.
“High-quality local roads and bridges are an important part of our formula for attracting jobs, growing our economy, and building strong communities,” Gov. Eric Holcomb said. “Our fully-funded Next Level Roads plan and record-breaking level of construction has gained Indiana national recognition for our approach to infrastructure, and Community Crossings takes that commitment to the local level all across the state.”
To qualify for funding, local governments must provide local matching funds, 50 percent for larger communities or 25 percent for smaller communities, from a funding source approved for road and bridge construction. They must also submit an INDOT-approved asset management plan for maintaining existing roads and bridges. State law requires annually that 50 percent of the available matching funds be awarded to communities within counties with a population of 50,000 or fewer. State lawmakers identified long-term funding for Community Crossings as part of House Enrolled Act 1002, passed by the legislature and signed into law by Gov. Holcomb in April 2017.
The city of Huntingburg will get $134,899. Loogootee will receive just over $763,000. Crawford County is getting just over $340,000. Martin County $574,000. Pike County will receive just over $434,000.
The list of all communities receiving matching funds in the 2019 July call for projects is online at www.in.gov/indot/communitycrossings.