Southeastern Indiana communities receive state road and bridge funds

Indianapolis, IN — A number of Southeastern Indiana communities have been awarded state matching funds from the Indiana Department of Transporation (INDOT) for local road projects through Community Crossings, a component of Gov. Eric Holcomb’s Next Level Roads program. Cities, towns and counties in our area receiving funds include Batesville, Greensburg, Versailles, Decatur, Ripley and Franklin counties, along with Aurora, Rising Sun, Ohio County, Rushville, Fayette County, Switzerland County, Jennings County and Seymour.

INDOT Commissioner Joe McGuiness says Community Crossings allows cities, counties and towns to build and modernize local roads and bridges, and to tackle larger projects much more quickly than otherwise possible.

To qualify for funding, local governments must provide local matching funds, 50 percent for larger communities or 25 percent for smaller communities, from a funding source approved for road and bridge construction. They must also submit an INDOT-approved asset management plan for maintaining existing roads and bridges. State law requires annually that 50 percent of the available matching funds be awarded to communities within counties with a population of 50,000 or fewer. 218 Indiana cities, counties and towns received a combined $100.2 million.

The complete list of Hoosier communities receiving funds is available at .