Lieutenant Governor Eric Holcomb joined INDOT Commissioner Brandye Hendrickson Wednesday afternoon in announcing that 121 Northern Indiana cities, towns, and counties will receive a combined $51 million to improve local roads and bridges through the State’s Community Crossings matching grant fund. The announcement was made in LaPorte.
Locally Marshall County will receive $1,000,000 while the City of Plymouth was awarded $911,400. Also getting the 50%matching funds are Bourbon for $53,219; Bremen will receive $163,410 and Culver $76,312.
Lt. Governor Eric Holcomb said, “Few state have invested more in infrastructure over the last decade than Indiana and these Community Crossing grants are another way we demonstrate why Indiana is the Crossroads of American.”
Northern Indiana communities submitted more applications than any other region of the state.
Marshall County is receiving $1 million in matching funds to support road resurfacing efforts for eight different projects.
Commissioner Kevin Overmyer said the county plans to talk with local paving companies next week with the hope of moving forward on the road projects on the application after Labor Day. He noted that quotes have already been received on the eight projects proposed making it quicker to move forward on the road projects.