Thousands of dollars will soon go to Michiana communities for road and bridge improvements.
The Indiana Department of Transportation sets aside around 25 percent of its federal highway funds to support local projects each year.
This year, Indiana received over 127 million dollars for 38 cities, towns and counties.
Fulton, Kosciusko, LaGrange, LaPorte, and Marshall Counties will each get some of this year’s money for projects.
Fulton County – County Road 525 East over Tippecanoe River
Kosciusko County – Kosciusko County Bridge #139, County Road 700 east over Eel River
LaGrange County – County Road 1175 East over Branch of Big Turkey Lake
LaGrange County – Countywide Sign Replacement
LaPorte County – Bridge #214 located on Range Road, 1/10 of a mile north of intersection of US 6
Marshall County – Bridge #88, West 12th Road over Yellow River
The funds are dedicated to the construction of projects, but the Department of Transportation will also assist in designing and engineering for some.
Infrastructure has been a responsibility of government since before Rome built the Apia way. We should not however be funding a bureaucracy to take monies generated locally to be returned through a Byzantine labyrinth that siphons off most of it even if we follow all of their rules.