Eight south central Indiana cities, towns or counties are among 52 recipients sharing $120.8 million in federal transportation funds. These monies will mostly be used for road and bridge improvements, although some funds can be utilized for infrastructure improvements such as sidewalk projects. Nearly $87 million of the total money being received by the state will be used to rehab or replace 54 local bridges currently rated in poor condition. In rural Johnson County, that includes $1.026 million to rehabilitate the bridge along County Road 700E over Fishers Creek, while $647,000 will go toward upgrading the crossing over North Prong Stotts Creek along County Road 575W. The largest of the eight regional awards is $2.99 million, which will allow the city of Seymour to reconstruct O’Brien Street, from Village Circle Avenue to U.S. 50. Seymour will also receive a separate grant of $1.26 million to upgrade another section of O’Brien, from U.S. 50 to Fourth St.

Source: http://www.therepublic.com/2020/02/27/federal_funding_for_roads_released/

The Republic
Mark Webber