INDOT Invites City, Town and County Officials to Local Road and Bridge Funding Meetings

Source: INDOT

INDOT Invites City, Town and County Officials to Local Road and Bridge Funding Meetings
Agency to Provide Information, Answer Questions on New Funding for Local Roads

The Indiana Department of Transportation will host six regional meetings for city, town and county officials to detail changes to the Community Crossings matching grant program through recent legislation.

Last month, Governor Eric Holcomb signed into law House Enrolled Act 1002, which invests hundreds of millions of dollars annually in new funding for state and local road and bridge projects across Indiana.

In 2016, INDOT launched the Community Crossings Local Road and Bridge Matching Grant Fund, awarding $146.5 million in match funding to local governments that submitted qualifying road and bridge projects. That funding is in addition to the approximately $250 million that INDOT provides to cities, towns and counties each year through the agency’s federal-aid program.

INDOT’s regional meetings will provide details and answer questions on the 2017 legislation and changes to the 2017 Community Crossings guidelines.

City, town and county officials should plan to attend a session in their area to learn about projects eligible for funding, submitting projects for matching funds, deadlines for project submissions, projected timelines for distributing funds, and developing an asset-management plan.

Due to the popularity of the grant program and limited seating, INDOT asks that local officials call the phone numbers listed to reserve seats for a morning session from 10 to 11:30 a.m. local time or an afternoon session from 1 to 2:30 p.m. local time. Dates, times and locations for meetings are listed below:

Tuesday, May 16: 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. sessions
INDOT Vincennes District Office, 3650 South U.S. 41, Vincennes, IN 47591
Call Brandi Mischler at 812-895-7389 to reserve your seat.

Friday, May 19: 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. sessions
INDOT Greenfield District Office, 32 S. Broadway Street, Greenfield, IN 46140
Call Cassandra Hudson at 317-467-3413 to reserve your seat.

Monday, May 22: 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. sessions
Crawfordsville Public Library, 205 S. Washington Street, Crawfordsville IN 47933
Please park in the rear parking lot of the library.
Call Susan Kemp at 765-361-5228 to reserve your seat.

Tuesday, May 30: 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. sessions
INDOT Fort Wayne District Office, 5333 Hatfield Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46808
Call David Armstrong at 260-969-8277 to reserve your seat.

Wednesday, May 31: 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Central time sessions
INDOT LaPorte District Office, 315 E. Boyd Blvd, LaPorte, IN 46350
Call Marcia Blansett at 219-325-7564 to reserve your seat.

Thursday, June 1: 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. sessions
INDOT Seymour District Office, 185 Agrico Lane, Seymour, IN 47274
Call Karlei Metcalf at 812-524-3792 to reserve your seat.

INDOT Accepting Applications for Local Road and Bridge Matching Grant Funds

Source: INDOT news release

Community Crossings program provides millions in funding to cities, counties, and towns for infrastructure.

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Transportation announced today that the agency is accepting applications from cities, towns, and counties across Indiana for matching funds for local road and bridge projects through Community Crossings, the State’s local road and bridge matching grant fund.

On March 23, 2016, Governor Mike Pence signed HEA1001 which created the local road and bridge matching grant program. HEA 1001 provides $186 million in state reserves for local road and bridge funding over the next two years, and provides $277 million over the next four years by redirecting an additional 1 and ½ pennies of the gasoline use tax to local roads to be phased in over two years; $100 million in funding will be available each year going forward providing long-term road funding for locals.

Projects that are eligible for funding through Community Crossings include road resurfacing, bridge rehabilitation, road reconstruction, roundabouts, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance in connection with road projects. Material costs for chip sealing and crack filling operations are also eligible for funds.

Projects submitted to INDOT for funding will be evaluated based on need, traffic volume, local support, the impact on connectivity and mobility within the community, and regional economic significance.

Community Crossings is open to all local government units in the State of Indiana. Cities, towns, and counties awarded grants will receive funding based on a 50/50 match. For example, a county that is awarded a grant for a roundabout project that is estimated to cost $1 million would receive $500,000 in funding from the State with the County providing the other $500,000.

For more information and to apply for a Community Crossings grant, visit and download the application. All application materials must be submitted via email to by Friday, July 15, 2016 at 5 p.m. ET. Communities selected to receive funding for projects will be notified by INDOT in early August 2016.