Hamilton County Reporter: Noblesville gets $10.3M in new funding for infrastructure projects
The Jobs Act provided about half of funding for infrastructure projects in Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, and Marion Counties – including for Noblesville
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Democratic Party, the organization that advocates for the future of Indiana and its families, today called out Noblesville Mayor Chris Jensen and Oath Keeper Scott Baldwin for taking credit for infrastructure projects for the City of Noblesville – projects paid for by President Joe Biden’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Thanks to Democrats, Noblesville received $10.3 million to create a new roundabout on 141st Street and Promise Road as well as renovations to the City’s Midland Trace Trail. The Jobs Act also provided about $35 million total for infrastructure projects across Central Indiana. Indiana Democrats like André Carson and Frank Mrvan delivered this brighter future for Hoosiers – not Republicans.
In fact, despite campaigning on issues like infrastructure, Congressional Republicans such as Jim Baird, Greg Pence, and Victoria Spartz voted “NO” on the very projects the state GOP now touts online. This is yet another instance when the Indiana GOP tried to whitewash their partisanship. U.S. Senator Todd Young instructed his staff last December to take credit for The Jobs Act’s investments to the Indianapolis Airport Authority – despite his flip-flop on the law. Further, Greg Pence celebrated the American Rescue Plan’s effort to save local restaurants during the COVID-19 pandemic after voting “NO” on the funding himself.
The Indiana Republican Party will try to take credit for the brighter economic future both the American Rescue Plan and The Jobs Act is delivering for Hoosier families. This very fact is why Indiana Democrats have crisscrossed the state correcting this record with Hoosiers in communities large and small. Democrats are responsible for well-paid jobs and a revitalized infrastructure system, and the State Party will campaign on these kitchen-table issues throughout 2022.
Here’s a look at how The Jobs Act is delivering for Central Indiana:
Hamilton County Reporter: The City of Noblesville has received a total of $12,219,034 from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization (IMPO). This includes a new award of $10,359,670 for three major infrastructure projects within the city and increased financial support in the amount of $1,859,364 for two previously awarded projects. The IMPO governing board approved the grants during its meeting Wednesday morning.
The Indianapolis MPO (Metropolitan Planning Organization): Today, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization (IMPO) awarded $78 million in state and federal funding for transit, greenway, pedestrian access and trails, and roadway projects across Central Indiana.
Responsible for planning and programming federal transportation funds in the eight-county Central Indiana region, the Indianapolis MPO awarded funding to 15 communities. The awarded projects will go to bid in fiscal year 2024 or 2025 and include the following.
- Roundabouts in Carmel, Fishers, Greenfield, Greenwood, Noblesville and Plainfield
- Hornet Greenway pedestrian enhancement in Beech Grove
- Eagle Creek Greenway extension Phase 1 in Indianapolis
- Electric buses for the IndyGo Blue Line in Indianapolis
- Midland Trace Trail enhancement in Noblesville
- Crawfordsville Road pedestrian access enhancements in Speedway
- New roadway in Noblesville
- Madison Avenue reconstruction in Indianapolis
- Phase 3 of Dan Jones Road widening in Avon
This year’s funding allocation is higher than past years due to the $34.5 million that the region received as part of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act signed into law late last year in state fiscal years 2022 through 2024 in addition to the IMPO’s $50M annual allocation