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INDOT Awards $102M To Counties Including Brown And Monroe
Updated June 26, 2014 6:58 AM | Filed under: Transportation
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(SEYMOUR) - The Indiana Department of Transportation is awarding $102 million in federal transportation funding to cities, towns and counties across the state.

The announcement was made today for these specific types of local projects.

$70 million--Road Construction

$17 million--Bridge Construction

$12 million--Bicycle & Pedestrian Facilities

Nearly $3 million--Safety Projects

A complete listing of awarded projects is at: www.in.gov/indot/files/LPA_2018Awards.pdf

INDOT sets aside 25 percent of the federal highway funds appropriated by Congress each year to fund larger local transportation projects. Metropolitan Planning Organizations distribute federal road, bridge and safety funds to local communities within the state's larger urbanized areas. INDOT distributes these funds outside MPO areas. In addition, INDOT distributes Transportation Alternatives funding for non-motorized projects such as trails and Safe Routes to School projects.

To receive federal funding, communities must pay at least 20 percent in local matching funds and meet other federal requirements.

More than $15.5 million is being made available for local projects within the INDOT Seymour District.

  • City of Franklin--$1,856,000 for bicycle/pedestrian facility and ADA sidewalk ramps
  • City of Greensburg--$ 6,706,290 for new alignment of Smith Road at State Road 3
  • Town of Spencer--$116,000 for Safe Route To School project and ADA sidewalk ramps
  • Brown County--$1,884,912 for bicycle/pedestrian trail or path
  • Clark County--$886,000 for Safe Route To School project at New Washington
  • Dearborn County--$900,000 for East Laughery Creek Road bridge construction
  • Franklin County--$1,440,000 for Fairfield Road bridge construction at Brookville Reservoir
  • Monroe County--$1,734,480 for construction at Sample Road
Awarded projects would be designed, developed and have purchased land according to federal standards prior to bid during the state fiscal year beginning July 2017. In February, INDOT awarded $86 million statewide in federal transportation funding for local projects that would be bid beginning July 2016. More information about INDOT's local public agency program is at www.in.gov/indot/2390.htm.

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