Thursday, September 21, 2017

Wesco: New grant money paves way for local road projects

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 21, 2017) — Local communities will receive state matching grants to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Tim Wesco (R-Osceola).
More than $150 million was awarded to Indiana cities, towns and counties through the Community Crossings grant program, which is now in its second year. The grants are available through the Indiana Department of Transportation as a result of legislation supported by Wesco in 2016.

“These grants help our communities to address their immediate road-funding needs,” Wesco said. “Improvements that will be made will help keep Hoosiers safe as they travel on our roadways, while also securing Indiana’s position as the Crossroads of America.”

Elkhart County will receive $344,000 and St. Joseph County will receive $670,000. In addition, various communities in Elkhart and St. Joseph counties will be awarded grants:

Grant Amount
New Carlisle
North Liberty
South Bend

Projects eligible for funding through Community Crossings include road and bridge preservation, road reconstruction, intersection improvements, small structure replacements, guardrail replacements and signs.

A complete list of Indiana cities, towns and counties receiving matching funds through Community Crossings can be found by clicking here. More information about the program can be found through the Indiana Department of Transportation’s website at