GREENCASTLE -- The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has chosen Putnam County to receive $688,000 in federal monies for two bridge projects. The two awards were among eight Crawfordsville District projects selected for Local Public Agency (LPA) Bridge Program funding targeted for 2013 construction.
In mid-April, an INDOT review panel at Crawfordsville heard fifteen LPA presentations. The district was allocated $5.9 million. A Project Selections Committee in Indianapolis composed of seven members from across the state confirmed the Crawfordsville District's recommendations.
Funding for the LPA Local Bridge Program is provided by the Federal Highway Administration and administered by INDOT. Federal dollars provide 80 percent of the approved project cost. Local communities must fund the remaining 20 percent.
An LPA bridge award of $423,000 will be used for bridge replacement of the bridge on County Road 1050 North over Big Raccoon Creek. The second award for $265,000 will be used for the rehabilitation of the bridge on County Road 650 East over Big Walnut Creek.