FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail Representative Holly Sullivan Announces Vanderburgh And Warrick Counties Awarded Grants To Improve Roads Local communities received state matching grants this week to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville).This year, Sullivan supported legislation establishing the state’s Community Crossings matching grant fund, which will provide about $160 million to Indiana cities, towns and counties on a 50/50 matching basis.“This grant program is a win for local governments and residents alike,” Sullivan said. “The funds will be used to complete road and bridge projects more quickly. These investments in our infrastructure are crucial steps needed to grow our economy and improve our quality of life. Next session, we will be diligently working to develop long-term funding solutions for roads and bridges at the state and local levels.”As part of the program, Vanderburgh County received $1 million and Warrick County received $755,770 for road and bridge improvements.In addition, six local communities were awarded grants, including Boonville ($679,445), Darmstadt ($98,740), Evansville ($707,750), Newburgh ($201,872) and Tennyson ($5,606).On Tuesday, INDOT announced 99 Southern Indiana cities, towns and counties were awarded $49 million through the fund. Projects that are eligible for funding through Community Crossings include road resurfacing, bridge rehabilitation, road reconstruction, and Americans with Disabilities Act compliance in connection with road projects. Material costs for chip sealing and crack filling operations were also eligible for funds.A complete list of Southern Indiana cities, towns, and counties receiving matching funds through Community Crossings for the calendar year 2016 call for projects is online at www.in.gov/indot/3571.htm. More information about Community Crossings is online at www.in.gov/indot/communitycrossings.