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INDOT Awards $102 Million Statewide for Local Projects

FORT WAYNE., Ind. (WOWO): Officials with the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) have awarded $102 million in federal transportation funding for numerous projects.

$70 million will be used for road construction, $17 million for bridge construction, $12 million for bicycle and pedestrian paths and nearly $3 million for safety projects.

Some of the projected projects are listed below:

·Allen County – Ryan/Bruick Road Corridor, from Harper Road to US 24

·Albion – West Main Street, from 500’ west of the city limits to York Street

·Noble County – Bridge #147 over the Elkhart River on Pigeon Street

·Grant County – Garthwaithe Road Extension, from 38th Street to Monroe Pike

·Warsaw – East Market Street between Hickory Street and Bronson Street

·Steuben County – CR 200 North, from Angola’s City Limits to 500’ east of SR 827

·Elkhart County – Bridge# 102 over Little Elkhart River on CR 35, 0.10 miles north of CR 8

·Converse – Wabash Street, improving the sidewalks for pedestrian access (Bike, pedestrian, and ADA improvements)

·Converse – Refurbishment of existing sign inventory

·Garrett- Safe Routes to School – Sidewalks on Lee, Second, Houston and Warfield streets

·Butler – Safe Routes to School -Sidewalks on Beach and Liberty streets

·South Whitley – Improving the sidewalks for pedestrian access east of SR 5 (Bike, pedestrian, and ADA improvements)

·Sweetser – Refurbishment of existing sign inventory

To receive federal funding, communities must pay at least 20 percent in local matching funds and meet other federal requirements. Awarded projects would be designed, developed and have purchased land according to federal standards prior to bid during the state fiscal year beginning July 2017.

A complete listing of awarded projects and more information about INDOT’s local public agency program is at www.in.gov/indot/2390.htm.


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