Muncie, Delaware County and Yorktown Receive State Funding For Road Projects

Indiana Statehouse photo provided by Lydia KirschnerIndiana Statehouse photo provided by Lydia Kirschner

By Amanda Schreiber, Press Secretary—

STATEHOUSE—Delaware County communities can roll forward with road and bridge projects thanks to a recent boost in state funding supported by State Reps. J.D. Prescott (R-Union City) and Elizabeth Rowray (R-Yorktown).

A total of 252 communities across the state will receive over $207 million through Indiana’s Community Crossings Matching Grant Program. Funds can be used for road and bridge preservation, road reconstruction, intersection improvements and other items.

“Quality roads and bridges are critical to keeping our residents, businesses and economy moving forward,” Prescott said. “We can now give the green light on much-needed maintenance and improvement projects due to this state funding.”

 Area grant recipients include Delaware County ($1.5 million), Muncie ($1.5 million) and Yorktown ($348,960).

“These grants are a reflection of Indiana’s commitment to improving our local roads whether that’s neighborhood streets or rural highways,” Rowray said. “Having quality infrastructure in place is not only a benefit to residents but these investments are needed for economic development.”

To qualify for the competitive grant, smaller municipalities provide a 25 percent match in local funds, while larger communities provide a 50 percent match. State law requires 50 percent of the available matching funds be awarded annually to communities within counties with a population of 50,000 or fewer. Since 2016, Community Crossings has awarded more than $1.6 billion to improve local roads and bridges.

Visit and click on “Community Crossings Matching Grant” to learn more about the program.