BOONE COUNTY, Ind. (December 12, 2022) — The Boone County Commissioners released the following statement on Monday after the state’s Community Crossings Matching Grant program awarded the county more than $3 million for road and bridge improvements.
“We are thankful as the State of Indiana continues to invest in our infrastructure. These project improvements will have long-term benefits for all members of our community. The Community Crossings Grants allows upgrades to immediate infrastructure needs while planning for future growth of Boone County.
The grant money will be utilized for road and bridge preservation, road reconstruction, intersection improvements, guardrail replacements and signage, and will cover material costs for chip sealing and crack filling operations.
“Providing this local funding puts Boone County in a better position as we continue to look ahead in the years to come,” said Boone County Commissioner President Jeff Wolfe. “I’m looking forward to seeing these improvements come to fruition to ensure our roads and bridges remain safe and functioning.”
Boone County grant recipients:
The bulk of Boone County’s grant money will be used to replace the 92-year-old Bridge Number 148 on County Road 600 West, about a half-mile south of C.R. 200 S. Bridge work will mean the closure of C.R. 600 W roadway for about 90 days in summer 2023.
The funding will also support resurfacing of C.R. 500 S. from Ind. 75 to C.R. 900 W. near Granville Wells Elementary School. The project includes addressing sign and drainage needs along with pavement markings.
To learn more about Indiana’s Community Crossing Matching Grant Program, please click here.