More than $162 million going to local communities for infrastructure improvements for projects beginning July 2027

Last Updated on March 20, 2022 by Indiana Department of Transportation

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Transportation announced March 17 that $162 million in federal transportation funding is being awarded to 50 cities, towns, and counties in rural portions of Indiana.

The funding will help these communities to invest in local road and bridge improvements and sidewalk projects.

For this latest round of funding, rural communities will design, develop and purchase land for projects that would be bid during the fiscal year beginning July 2027. While the funds awarded now are dedicated to construction, INDOT will also be financially participating in design, engineering, and right of way acquisition components of these projects.

INDOT dedicates approximately 25 percent of its federal highway funds to supporting local projects each year. Metropolitan Planning Organizations distribute those funds to cities, towns, and counties within the state’s larger urbanized areas while INDOT distributes funds outside MPO areas. Communities must contribute at least 20 percent in local matching funds and meet other federal requirements to receive federal funding.

A list of all communities receiving funds can be found online here.

(Logansport was awarded $960,800, which the Mayor’s Office says will be used for funds for the sidewalks around two elementary schools, the junior high school and Ivy Tech.)

SOURCE: News release from Indiana Department of Transportation