County to get extra $1.4M in highway funds

    State Sen. Travis Holdman, R-Markle, is a statement released this week, has announced that Adams County will see an increase of more than $1.4 million in transportation funding for 2014 and 2015.
    Holdman said the General Assembly's biennial state budget, approved during this year's session, increased transportation funding statewide by $210 million during each of the two years covered. Adams County is slated to receive $5,730,199 in highway funds during that time, the state lawmaker said, an increase of $1,448,000.
    Wells and Jay counties are scheduled to receive nearly identical increases in highway funds during that two-year span.
    “Dependable roads and infrastructure are the building blocks of a solid community,” Holdman said in his prepared statement. “Not only do they make residential travel possible, but they create vital pathways necessary for employers to conduct business, expand and hire. The funding allocated for our area will strengthen these aspects for years to come.”