Lieutenant Governor Eric Holcomb (R-Ind.) joined state transportation officials to announce that 102 Central Indiana cities, towns, and counties are receiving a combined $47 million to improve local roads and bridges through the State’s Community Crossings matching grant fund.
The Town of Avon is receiving $1 million in matching funds to support the construction of a bridge, roundabout and trail on Avon Avenue. The City of Carmel is receiving $1 million in matching funds to support the construction of a roundabout and additional road improvements at 4th Street and Rangeline Road. The City of Fishers is receiving $1 million to modernize 116th Street between Eller Road and Interstate 69. Noblesville is being awarded nearly $498,000 dollars for multiple road projects. Westfield is using $1 million in matching funds toward reconstruction of Tomlinson Road between Blackburn Road and 203rd Street and other city street improvements.
The local road and bridge matching grant fund was created by the Indiana General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Mike Pence in March 2016. The grant program provides approximately $160 million in funding this year available to all Indiana cities, towns and counties on a 50/50 matching basis.
Projects that are eligible for funding through Community Crossings include road resurfacing, bridge rehabilitation, road reconstruction, resurfacing, and Americans with Disabilities Act compliance in connection with road projects. Material costs for chip sealing and crack filling operations are also eligible for funds.