INDOT awards nearly $80 million to cities, towns and counties for road, bridge and other improvements

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INDIANA (WTHI) – The Indiana Department of Transportation reports nearly $80 million in federal transportation funding is being distributed to 64 cities, towns and counties in Indiana.

This funding will go towards 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.

“Over the last decade, Indiana has demonstrated a commitment to investing in infrastructure that is nearly unmatched,” Lieutenant Governor Eric Holcomb said. “Modern roads and bridges keep commerce moving at the speed of the 21st-century economy and sidewalks and trails help create the sense of place that sparks vibrant communities which attract businesses and talent to the Hoosier state.”

For the first time, INDOT has set aside a portion of the funds awarded, approximately $5 million, to sidewalk improvements in rural communities. INDOT dedicates approximately 25 percent of its federal highway funds to supporting local projects each year.

For a complete list of areas receiving funding, check out this link.