INDOT gives over $100M for local state projects

(WISH Photo, file)
(WISH Photo, file)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – INDOT awarded $102 million in federal transportation funding to eight recipients in Indiana.

The Indiana Department of Transportation awarded the funding on Monday. Officials said funding was broken down with $70 million going to road construction, $17 million for bridge construction and $12 million for bicycle and pedestrian safety. In addition, they said nearly $3 million went to safety projects.

Area projects include:

Lebanon: Road reconstruction on Indianapolis Ave. for $4,5554,020
Rockville: Road reconstruction on Howard Ave. for $4,899,360
Crawfordsville: Road reconstruction on Concord Road for $2,541,440
Frankfort: Safe Routes to School for $200,000
Clinton: Safe Routes to School for $268,160
Veedersburg: Sign inventory project for $23,490
Warren County: Rehabilitation/repair on Bridge #36 on County Road 100 East for $1,404,004
Vermillion County: Bridge #80 replacement on County Road 325 West for $1,012,000

INDOT sets aside 25 percent of the federal highway funds appropriated by Congress each year to fund larger local transportation projects.

In February, INDOT awarded $86 million in federal transportation funding for local projects that would be bid beginning July 2016.

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