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Local Road Money Awarded by State

(Indianapolis, IN) - The city of La Porte is receiving $1 million in state funding to help with street paving.


The city set aside $1 million to receive the matching funds under Indiana’s Community Crossings program established in 2017.  According to the Indiana Department of Transportation, La Porte County government also received $1 million in state matching funds to fix roads.


Michigan City was given over $600,000 in state matching funds.  Other local recipients including Westville, which was awarded an over $200,000 match, and Kingsford Heights with close to $400,000.  Just over $119 million dollars in matching dollars was awarded by the state to 229 cities, towns and counties, according to INDOT.


La Porte is using its funds to repave streets which have been torn up to access sewers to alleviate flooding in an area south of Lincolnway just east of J Street, officials said.


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