INDIANAPOLIS – Governor Eric J. Holcomb announced the next call for projects is open in the Community Crossings grant program for shovel-ready local road construction projects. Community Crossings is part of Gov. Holcomb’s Next Level Roads program, a 20-year, fully funded plan to enhance Indiana’s highways and local roads.“Our transportation infrastructure plays a crucial role in ensuring Hoosier residents and businesses reach their full potential,” Gov. Holcomb said. “Community Crossings is a partnership between the state and local communities to make meaningful investments in transportation to catalyze economic growth, add jobs, attract and retain talent, all while promoting safety on every mile.”Projects that are eligible for funding through Community Crossings include road resurfacing, bridge rehabilitation, road reconstruction, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance in connection with road projects. Material costs for chip sealing and crack filling operations are also eligible for funds.Projects submitted to the Indiana Department of Transportation for funding will be evaluated based on need, traffic volume, local support, the impact on connectivity and mobility within the community, and regional economic significance.“Community Crossings is a tremendously valuable tool to cities, towns, and counties as they build and maintain their local transportation assets,” Joe McGuinness, Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Transportation said. “Local roads are the first and last mile of the state’s transportation system. Because of that, INDOT is committed to partnering with communities to make local roads stronger and safer.