June 7, 2019

Young Announces $4.2 Million CRISI grant for the Graham Creek Bridge Replacement Project

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) announced that The Madison Railroad will receive a $4.2 million Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to rehabilitate the aging Graham Creek Bridge in southeastern Indiana. In March, Senator Young urged U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao to support funding for this project, which has been a top infrastructure priority for the region.


“As the Crossroads of America, it is critical to have a reliable rail network in Indiana for continued rural investments,” said Senator Young. “The modernized structure will not only expand transportation services and ensure the heaviest commercial freight carloads can be accommodated, but it will also foster sustained economic growth for the greater Madison community and the Hoosier state.” 


“These investments in intercity passenger and freight rail will benefit surrounding communities, make grade crossings safer and improve service reliability,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.


This project will rehabilitate the Graham Creek Bridge constructed in 1880, which connects Jefferson and Jennings counties in rural southeast Indiana.


Click hereto view Senator Young’s letter to Secretary Chao.