Local road projects receive state funding

From Local Sources

Dubois County will receive $1 million from the state Community Crossings program for paving projects.

In that, $392,634.82 will be used on Schnellville Road from County Road 820 East to Santine Road, as well as all the roads in the Schnellville community; $284,979.56 for Hickory Grove Road from Martin County line to State Road 56; $194,710.74 for Cuzco Road South from Purdue Farm Road to State Road 545; and $127,674.88 for two sections of County Road 100 West, from Ferdinand Road NW to the Huntingburg Conservation Club, and from County Road 1200 South to the Spencer County line.

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb and Indiana Department of Transportation Commissioner Joe McGuinness announced Tuesday that 214 counties, cities and towns would share $126.5 million in state funds for local road and bridge projects.

Huntingburg will receive $342,571.85, Ferdinand $290,037.18, and Jasper $264,162.50.

Jasper’s funding will be used for improvements to Portersville Road.

The project will include the widening of Portersville Road, the installation and replacement of storm sewers, and the installation of a pedestrian path.

The project has been planned in collaboration with Greater Jasper Consolidated Schools to be completed by the beginning of the 2020-21 school year. It addresses a major safety concern involving pedestrians/students walking along the current narrow roadway.

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