Koch: Communities in Senate District 44 Receive more than $3.1 million in Road-Funding Grants

(STATEHOUSE) – Communities in Senate District 44 will receive more than $3.1 million to improve roads and bridges through the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program (CCMG), said State Sen. Eric Koch (R-Bedford).

State Sen. Eric Koch

The CCMG was established by the Indiana General Assembly in 2016, and aims to advance community infrastructure projects, strengthen local transportation networks and improve Indiana’s roads and bridges. Since it was put into place, the program has awarded nearly $500 million in state matching funds for local construction projects.

In Senate District 44, three counties and two municipalities received grants:

  • Bartholomew County received $591,796
  • Columbus received $1,000,000
  • Lawrence County received $1,000,000
  • Monroe County received $508,628.66
  • Oolitic received $22,631.25.

“Community Crossings is a crucial part of Indiana’s long-term road-funding plan because of the emphasis it puts on our communities across the state,” Koch said. “I commend our local officials for making the effort to seek out additional resources in order to address our local infrastructure needs.”

Through the program, the Indiana Department of Transportation matches up to $1 million when localities invest in road and bridge repairs. Counties with populations fewer than 50,000 and cities and towns with populations fewer than 10,000 receive a 75%/25% match, while counties with populations of at least 50,000 and cities and towns with populations of at least 10,000 receive a 50%/50% match. 

To view the full list of communities receiving matching funds in 2019, visit in.gov/indot/2390.htm.