Ellington: State awards over $1.5M to help drive local road projects

From the Office of Jeff Ellington, State Representative – District 62:

Maintaining and improving our roads and bridges is essential to the success of the Hoosier economy, and remains a top priority for Ellington at the Statehouse, he said recently. Through the Community Crossings Matching Grant program, Indiana recently awarded more than $1.5 million in state matching grants to our local communities for infrastructure projects.

Daviess County received $100,846 for local road and bridge improvements. In addition, Martin County received $997,626, and Monroe County received $407,000 in State-matching grants.   

Established in 2016 and expanded a year later in 2017 through state laws Representative Ellington supported, the program recently awarded a combined total of over $100 million to 218 Hoosier cities, towns and counties this grant cycle. The Indiana Department of Transportation oversees and distributes these grants twice each year.

More than $931 million has been awarded throughout the state since 2016. The next call for projects through Community Crossings will open in July 2021.

Click here for more information about the program.

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