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COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County roads, bridges and highways will benefit from a $1.36 million increase in road funding.
According to Indiana State Senator Jim Banks, the increase was in place July 1, but will occur during the next two years.
â€śReliable roads and infrastructure are essential to a strong economy,â€ť Banks said. â€śThis allows us to transport goods and services more easily.â€ť
During the 2013 legislative session, the General Assembly passed the 2014-15 budget for the state of Indiana which allowed an increase of $210 million in the transportation fund. This includes $100 million for local units each year.
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