Hendricks County legislators: Local communities receive state funding to roll ahead on road projects

STATEHOUSE (April 10, 2024) – Hendricks County and local communities can roll forward with road and bridge projects thanks to a recent boost in state funding supported by local legislators.

A total of 252 communities across the state will receive over $207 million through Indiana’s Community Crossings Matching Grant Program. Funds can be used for road and bridge preservation, road reconstruction, intersection improvements and other items.

“This state and local partnership continues to pay dividends for Hoosiers and businesses alike,” said State Rep. Jeff Thompson (R-Lizton). “Whether it’s road repairs or bridge maintenance, communities can tackle much-needed projects more quickly utilizing these state dollars. I’m excited to see so many local communities benefit from this grant, especially because of the incredible growth we continue to experience.”

Area grant recipients include:

  • Avon, $1.1 million;
  • Brownsburg, $621,154;
  • Danville, $441,319;
  • Hendricks County, $1.5 million;
  • Pittsboro, $519,416; and
  • Plainfield, $1 million.

“The economic and population growth in Hendricks County continues to outpace expectations and it’s critical that our infrastructure grows with us,” said State Rep. Greg Steuerwald (R-Avon). “Through this grant, locals partner with the state to stretch their dollars farther and give the green light on projects that they might not otherwise be able to complete.”

“It’s so important for our communities to maintain their roadways to keep Hoosiers and others safe,” said State Rep. Craig Haggard (R-Mooresville). “Residents, businesses and those passing through need to know they can rely on our infrastructure to get to their destinations.”

To qualify for the competitive grant, smaller municipalities provide a 25 percent match in local funds, while larger communities provide a 50 percent match. State law requires 50 percent of the available matching funds be awarded annually to communities within counties with a population of 50,000 or fewer. Since 2016, Community Crossings has awarded more than $1.6 billion to improve local roads and bridges.

“Hoosiers and businesses consistently rely on local roads and bridges to be functional and safe,” said State Rep. Becky Cash (R-Zionsville). “Investing in regular maintenance and upgrades for our local infrastructure will have long-term benefits for everyone in our area and throughout the state.”

Visit in.gov/indot/communitycrossings and click on “Community Crossings Matching Grant” to learn more about the program.

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