Nearly $80 Million Going to Rural Communities for Infrastructure Improvements

Knox, Pike and Greene Counties received word yesterday they’ll get a portion of the $80 million in federal transportation grant funds being distributed across the state.





It’s part of INDOT’s Call for Projects program.

The Indiana Department of Transportation announced Monday that the funding is being awarded to 64 cities, towns, and counties in rural portions of Indiana to invest in local road and bridge improvements as well as sidewalk and trail projects. Combined with local funds, almost $135 million is being invested in infrastructure in communities receiving funds.

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 2020. While the funds awarded now are dedicated to construction, INDOT will be financially participating in design, engineering, and right of way acquisition components of these projects.

Pike County is getting 1.6 million for a planned rehabilitation project on County Road 350-North.  The city of Petersburg is getting over 1.4 million to be used for improvements to Main Street.

Knox County is getting 1.5 million for a bridge project and Vincennes is getting nearly 2.2 million for Main Street work.

Greene County is receiving over $930,000 for a bride replacement.