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The Indiana Department of Transportation will host six regional meetings for city, town and county officials to detail new funding opportunities for local roads and bridges through recent legislation.

Back in March, Gov. Mike Pence signed into law House Bill 1001 and Senate Bill 67, which provide more than $1.2 billion in new funding for road and bridge preservation across Indiana, much of which is targeted at improving local roads and bridges.

Cities, towns and counties have received $430 million in local option income tax distributions that can be used improve local roads and bridges. Also INDOT is launching a Local Road and Bridge Matching Grant Fund that provides $186 million in match funding over the next two years to local governments that submit qualifying road and bridge projects. The new funding is in addition to the more than $200 million that INDOT provides to cities, towns and counties each year through the agency’s federal-aid program.

INDOT’s regional meetings will provide details on how to access new funding and answer questions.

For the Vincennes District, sessions are set for 10am till 11:30 am and from 1pm till 2:30 pm this Wednesday at their Vincennes office located along south US 41.

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