From staff reports

Randolph and Henry counties are among the rural Indiana areas receiving federal transportation funds through Indiana Department of Transportation.

Randolph County has received $2,410,400 for a project about half a mile west of U.S. 27 on Short Street.

Henry County received $1.37 million for a project a fraction of a mile north of County Road 350 South on 950 East.

State officials announced March 20 that a total of $127.6 million went to 38 cities, towns and counties across rural Indiana to invest in local road and bridge improvements as well as sidewalk and trail projects. Combined with local funds, approximately $156.9 million is being invested to improve transportation infrastructure in communities receiving funds.

Types of projects receiving funds include 26 bridge rehabilitation/replacement projects; 11 resurfacing/reconstruction projects; three Transportation Alternative Program projects that involve sidewalks, ADA ramps, and trails; and seven traffic safety projects.

For this latest round of funding, local communities will design, develop and purchase land for projects that would be bid during the fiscal year beginning July 2027. While the funds awarded now are dedicated to construction, INDOT will financially participate in design, engineering and right of way acquisition components for some projects.

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A version of this article appeared in the April 5 2023 print edition of the Western Wayne News.