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[s45] Sen. Smith: Local Roads to See Significant Funding Increases
Start Date: 8/7/2013Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 8/7/2013End Time: 11:59 PM
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STATEHOUSE (Aug. 7, 2013) — Area roads, bridges and highways will benefit from significant funding increases over the next two years, said State Sen. Jim Smith (R-Charlestown).

In total, local governments are slated to receive the following funding estimates for road maintenance and expansion during 2014 and 2015:

•             Clark County – $10,843,985
•             Jackson County – $6,805,267
•             Jefferson County – $4,979,281
•             Scott County – $3,257,182
•             Switzerland County – $2,541,010

These totals reflect a nearly $7.2 million increase in local road funding for the area over current funding levels.

“Our communities and local job growth depend on a strong, advanced transportation system,” Smith said. “This new funding will not only help Southeast Indiana better support its current residents and small businesses, but it will also encourage more world-class employers to come to our area.”

During the 2013 legislative session, the General Assembly increased total transportation funding by $210 million per year, including $100 million for local units each year.

Contact Information:
Name: Molly Johnson
Phone: 317-234-9133
Entry Type:
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Entry Category:
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  • Agency Name
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