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INDOT Awards $86 Million For Local Projects

Posted On February 05, 2014

Press release from Indiana Department of Transportation

(Seymour, Ind.) – The Indiana Department of Transportation is awarding $86 million in federal transportation funds to rural cities, towns and counties. Today’s announcement includes $47 million for road construction, $22 million for bridges and $14 million for bicycle and pedestrian projects.  $10,143,970 goes to recipients in southeastern Indiana.

In the Seymour District, INDOT has awarded federal transportation funding to:

  • Bartholomew County, $648,000 for moving the Newbern Bridge at Lincoln Park
  • Dearborn County, $960,000 for replacing Bridge #24 on Cold Springs Road
  • Decatur County, $774,560 for rehabilitation of C.R. 1100S bridge over Sand Creek
  • Franklin County, $796,800 for rehabilitation of St. Mary’s Road bridge over Whitewater River
  • Franklin County, $65,280 for replacement of signage on county roads
  • City of Franklin, $1,181,000 for a bicycle/pedestrian facility in the downtown area
  • City of Greensburg, $269,730 for replacement of street signs
  • Harrison County, $4,212,600 for new road construction—the Lanesville Connector
  • City of Seymour, $648,000 for West 2nd Street construction from Springhill RD to Vehslage RD

Awarded rural projects would be designed, developed and have purchased land according to federal standards prior to bid during the state fiscal year beginning July 2016.   Applications for those awards were due Friday, Dec. 13.  In the near future, INDOT plans to issue a call for applications for rural local projects that would be bid during the state fiscal year beginning July 2017.

The state programs 25 percent of its federal highway appropriation each year to fund larger local transportation projects.  Metropolitan Planning Organizations distribute federal highway funds to local communities within the state’s larger urbanized areas while INDOT distributes such funds outside MPO areas. To receive federal monies, communities typically pay 20 percent in local matching funds.

More information about INDOT’s Local Public Agency program is at www.in.gov/indot/2390.htm.