Allen County gets $1M in Next Level funding
Allen County will receive $1 million in state-matching funds for local road projects through the Next Level Roads: Community Crossings Initiative. The announcement was made March 26 by Gov. Eric J. Holcomb and Indiana Department of Transportation Commissioner Joe McGuinness.
A total of 189 Indiana cities, towns and counties received a combined $115 million through the program.
The proposed project submitted by the county highway department was for 17.8 miles of asphalt resurfacing over five county roads:
- Schwartz Road from St Joe Center Road to Flutter Road
- St. Joe Road from approximately Flutter Road to Schwartz Road
- Wheelock Road from approximately Flutter Road to St. Joe Road
- Winchester Road from South County Line Road to Kinnerk Road
- Dunkelberg Road from Bluffton Road to Winchester Road.
The total estimated cost for these improvements is $2.3 million of which the Community Crossings Matching Grant award will fund $1 million, the maximum award available per year under the program.
The highway department plans to put this work out for bid in mid-April of this year to meet CCMG schedule requirements, and the work will take place this summer.
Started in 2016, the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program provides funding to cities, towns, and counties across Indiana to make improvements to local roads and bridges.
Community Crossings is a partnership between INDOT and Hoosier communities, both urban and rural, to invest in infrastructure projects that catalyze economic development, create jobs, and strengthen local transportation networks.