Mon February 10, 2014
Transportation Money Coming For Local Roads
Communities that need money for local transportation projects are in luck.
Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles explains why.
The Ohio Department of Transportation is providing 16 million dollars to local communities for transportation improvements. During the next few months, ODOT will work with local communities to come up with funding needs for two programs – one for small cites, the other to replace local bridges. About 8 million dollars will go to each program. Leaders in communities with needs for road and bridge work are encouraged to work with ODOT to come up with plans to tap into these dollars. This might not be the only money for local community projects. In May, voters will be asked to support a nearly $2 billion bond program to fund road, bridge, water and other infrastructure construction and repair projects around the state.