Governor Eric J. Holcomb and the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) gathered Friday with cities, towns, and counties from across northeast Indiana receiving portions of the $91.5 million awarded through the Community Crossings matching grant program, a component of Governor Holcomb’s Next Level Roads program.

“Community Crossings continues to provide opportunities for Indiana local communities, large and small, to make connectivity and safety road improvements for Hoosier families and our visitors,” Gov. Holcomb said. “The importance of this matching grant program is immediately obvious as we take our award-winning statewide infrastructure network to the next level.”

Communities submitted applications for funding during a highly competitive call for projects in July. Funding for Community Crossings comes from the state’s local road and bridge matching grant fund. The Community Crossings initiative has provided nearly $1.5 billion in state-matching funds for local road improvement projects since 2016.

Locally several communities in and around Marshall County were awarded matching grant funds including the Town of Argos which received $802,731.03 and the Town of Culver which was awarded $203,452.50.  LaPaz will get $375,442.50 and Lakeville was awarded $60,000.  The City of Knox received $386,981.25 and Starke County was awarded 4195,549.75. 

“It’s encouraging to see continued dedication and commitment to transportation infrastructure at the local level,” INDOT Commissioner Mike Smith said. “Seeing the completed projects from this program is a reward in itself and a win for the state.”

State legislators identified long-term funding for Community Crossings as part of House Enrolled Act 1002, passed by the General Assembly and signed into law by Gov. Holcomb in April 2017.

188 communities are receiving matching funds in the 2023 fall call for projects. The next call for projects will open in January.

Learn more about the Community Crossings matching grant program on the INDOT website.