Rural Indiana communities granted $80 million for infrastructure improvements

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WANE) – The Indiana Department of Transportation announced today that nearly $80 million in federal transportation 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.

“Over the last decade, Indiana has demonstrated a commitment to investing in infrastructure that is nearly unmatched,” Lieutenant Governor Eric Holcomb said in a press release. “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 business and talent to the Hoosier state.”

For the first time ever, INDOT has set $5 million of the funds for sidewalk improvements. INDOT will also be investing $2.5 million each year improving crosswalks and sidewalks along state highways in both rural and urban communities.

For a full list of the cities receiving the funding, visit