Indiana DOT announces $80 million in federal transportation funding grants

Updated Oct 12, 2016

Wisconsin road construction fundingThe Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announced that $80 million in federal transportation grants will go to 64 cities, towns, and counties in rural Indiana for infrastructure improvements, according to a report by the Washington Times Herald.

“Over the last decade, Indiana has demonstrated a commitment to investing in infrastructure that is nearly unmatched,” Indiana Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb told the news agency. “Modern roads and bridges keep commerce moving at the speed of the 21st Century economy, and sidewalks and trails help created the sense of place that sparks vibrant communities which attract businesses and talent to the Hoosier state.”

According to the news agency, INDOT set aside approximately $5 million for the “Common Paths” initiative, a new sidewalk program for smaller communities, and plans to invest $2.5 million each year to improve crosswalk and sidewalk infrastructure along state highways in rural and urban communities.

Approved road projects in Pike, Greene, and Knox counties include the following:

  • Pike County will receive $1.6 million for a rehabilitation project on CR 350N.
  • Petersburg will get $1,447,372 for pedestrian facilities and streetscape on Main Street.
  • Knox County will receive $1,520,000 for a bridge project.
  • Vincennes will get $2,192,000 for reconstruction of Main Street.
  • Linton will receive $495,200 for pedestrian and bike paths.
  • Greene County will receive $939,200 for a bridge replacement project.
This is the first call for projects for federal funding for Indiana roads and bridges in several years.