Allen County Receives $7.3 Million for Bridge Repairs

March 8, 2024
The bridge is showing signs of deterioration, with one-third of the bridge deck having been patched since its construction

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) awarded Allen County with over $7.3 million in funding on Wednesday. The funding will go towards renovating a bridge on Ferguson Road labeled in poor condition.

Bill Hartman, the director of the Allen County Highway Department, said the bridge is showing signs of deterioration, with one-third of the bridge deck having been patched since its construction.

“This project will restore the bridge deck to like-new conditions,” Hartman said.

Not only will the bridge deck be replaced, but the project will also replace the bridge's guardrails and build new approaches.

The INDOT funding will cover 80% of the cost, and the Allen County Highway Department will pay for the rest of the project.

Due to “available federal funding,” construction is not expected to begin until 2029.

According to INDOT, state officials first received project submissions from across the state in November 2023 before selecting a few dozen projects that would receive funding.

NDOT also provided funding for projects in Adams, Huntington, Kosciusko and Noble counties:

  • Adams County: $1,142,400 for various bridge projects
  • Huntington County: $1,492,680 for a bridge project on County Road 500 West
  • Huntington County: $2,881,600 for various bridge projects
  • Kosciusko County: $544,500 for various county roads
  • Noble County: $2,960,800 for a bridge project on Perry Road
  • North Webster (Kosciusko County): $1,719,900 for a safety project on State Road 13

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Source: WANE.com

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