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Governor’s Office Announces Federal Recovery Act Update

Federal deadline to submit list of priority transportation projects March 31 

COLUMBUS (Monday, March 16, 2009) - The Governor’s Office announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation has revised the deadline for state departments of transportation to submit a list of priority transportation projects to March 31, 2009. 

The previously announced guidance (February 2009) had required state departments of transportation to submit data to the federal government on projects to be funded completely or partially with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds by March 17, 2009.   

The revised guidance, issued Friday, has moved the date for priority project submittal to March 31, 2009. 

This deadline applies to the distribution of specific transportation infrastructure project funds, which the Ohio Department of Transportation currently estimates will total approximately $774 million.  

The ability to submit expressions of interest through Ohio’s Recovery Act Web site,, for transportation infrastructure projects funded by the Federal Highway Administration through an existing transportation funding formula ended on March 3.  

For more information, contact Amanda Wurst in the Governor’s Office at (614) 644-0957 or (614) 832-7512