Transportation Review Advisory Council
October 8, 1998

Projects Approved for Construction Funding

Project Total Cost Earmark/

Local

ODOT Comments ODOT/TRAC Action
King Graves Interchange near Youngstown Airport $6 $5.5 $.5 Congressman Traficant secured more than 80 percent of this project, which is the highest priority for the region. Provide $500,000 match to fund construction in SFY 2000.
SR 711 Connector, Youngstown, new four-lane connector $31 $25 $6 Congressman Traficant secured more than 80 percent of the funding for this project, which is a high priority for the locals and for ODOT. Provide match to complete funding for the interchange in SFY 2002.
Third Avenue Ramps and transit lakefront improvements in Cleveland ( North Coast Access Project) $11 $3 $8 This is NOACA’s number 1 ranked project. It will serve the new stadium as well as the lakefront recreation area. Locals have borrowed funds to keep the project moving pending TRAC action. Provide construction funding and eliminate the need for the locals to borrow funds to keep the project on schedule. Construction is scheduled for SFY 1999/2000
US 50 in Athens County, new four-lane highway. Last section of Appalachian Highway Corridor D. $21 $20 $1 This project does not have a federal earmark but is eligible for $20M in Appalachian funds available in new highway bill. The project currently is in Tier 1 for 2001. Provide construction funds to advance the project from 2001 to 1998.
SR 79 in Licking County, widening $12 $9 $3 Rep. Ney secured more than 70% of the funding for this project, which widens SR 79 to alleviate congestion and serve a busy industrial park. Provide match for construction in SFY 2001
New SR 315 Ramps for OSU in Columbus $6.5 $3.5 $3 This is a high priority for OSU and Columbus. The cost is relatively low for ODOT. Federal funds were secured by Congresswoman Deborah Pryce. Provide match to fund construction in SFY 2002. ODOT will assist OSU with project development.
Hamilton 275/US 50 $2.2 $1.1

Local

$1.1 This project will upgrade intersections related to the interchange near the city of Milford. The locals will pay 50 percent Provide the $1.1 million necessary to complete construction.
SR 91 in Solon, widening $12 $10 $2 This widening would cost ODOT only about $2 million after the federal earmark – secured by Congressman LaTourette -- and local funds are secured. Provide $2 million match to fund construction, contingent on locals providing their share.
SR 45 in Ashtabula County $6.6 $4.6 $2 This project widens SR 45 to eliminate bad alignment and to assist with luring of International Paper to the site. Provide $2 million match to fund construction. ODOT already is assisting locals with the design. Construction is expected in 2001.
Upgrade SR 20/420 intersection in Wood County $10 $5 $5 This project improves a dangerous intersection to an interchange to reduce accidents. US Sen. DeWine got $5 million for this project. Provide match to fund construction in 2003
Upgrade intersections on US 20 in Lake County $5 $5 $0 Sen. DeWine and Rep. LaTourette provided funds to widen and improve dangerous intersections in Lake County ODOT will commit to projects and to provide any minor matching funds needed. Construction is expected in 2000.
Upgrade Hill-Diley intersection on US 33 near Lancaster $7 $4/$1 $2 This project improves a dangerous intersection to an interchange. Locals will provide $1million. Sen. DeWine provided a $4 million earmark. Provide the $2 million needed to match what the senator and locals provided. Construction is expected in 2001
SR 2 in Ottawa County $8 $5 $3 This project would improve a series of intersections on SR 2 east of Toledo. Sen. DeWine provided $5M. ODOT will provide $3 million to continue improving intersections between Oregon and Camp Perry, eventually providing a "Super II" two-lane highway.
Cuyahoga SR 82 Strongsville $12 $7

$1

$4 Strongsville has $7 million in demonstration funds – secured by Congressman LaTourette and Kucinich-- for this widening project. The project is a NOACA Tier II project. Provide $4 million for construction. Combined with $1 million in local funds, this will fund the widening project.
Cuyahoga SR 82 Broadview Heights $3 $2.5 $.5 In lieu of a widening project, Broadview Heights agreed to widen several intersections. The intersections will cost $3 million. A $2.5 million Congressional earmark has been provided by Rep. LaTourette. Provide the $500,000 difference between the $2.5 million Congressional earmark and the $3 million requested for the reduced project.
Cuyahoga SR 82 North Royalton $4 $2.5 $1.5 In lieu of a widening project, North Royalton agreed to widen several intersections. The intersections will cost $4 million. A $2.5 million Congressional earmark has been provided by Rep. LaTourette. Provide the $1.5 million difference between the $2.5 million earmark and the $4 million requested for the reduced project.
Stonelick-Olive Branch SR 32 Interchange $7 $3.5 local $3.5 This project upgrades an intersection to an interchange and is a key component in the Clermont County transportation plan. Provide the 50% state match for this project.

 

Projects to be Advanced for Further Development

US 30 from Lima to Mansfield, four-lane highway on new location $313 $11 $0 Rep. Oxley provided an $11 million congressional earmark. The $11 million would be used to buy right of way, which is the next stage of development. Property owners requested TRAC to buy right of way so they can eliminate uncertainty about their future. ODOT will begin right of way acquisition and keep the project under development for possible funding in a later year.
US 24, Port to Fort,

four-lane highway on new location

$263 $17 $0 Rep. Gilmore provided $17 million for the project. The $17 million would be more than enough to complete environmental studies from Toledo to Fort Wayne. ODOT will complete environmental studies from Toledo to Fort Wayne. Any remaining funds will be saved for design.
Chesapeake Bypass,

bypass of Lawrence County towns of Chesapeake and Proctorville

$30 $3.75 $0 Project has a $3.75 million Congressional earmark from Rep. Strickland. Project also is included in a comprehensive funding plan proposed by Lieutenant Governor Hollister. This is a high-scoring project which is finishing the environmental stage. Design is the next logical step. With the Congressional earmark pending and with a comprehensive funding package proposed, ODOT and the TRAC will proceed with design.
Ross 35 upgrade, four-lane highway on new location $62 $3.75 $0 Project has a $3.75 million Congressional earmark from Rep. Strickland. Project also is included in a comprehensive funding plan proposed by Lieutenant Governor Hollister. This is a high-scoring project which is finishing the environmental stage. Design is the next logical step. With the Congressional earmark pending and with a comprehensive funding package proposed, ODOT and the TRAC will proceed with design.
Meigs 124, the Ravenswood Connector, new Super II highway on new location $52 $3.75 $0 Project has a $3.75 million Congressional earmark from Rep. Strickland. Project also is included in a comprehensive funding plan proposed by Lieutenant Governor Hollister. This is a high-scoring project which is finishing the environmental stage. Design is the next logical step. With the Congressional earmark pending and with a comprehensive funding package proposed, ODOT and the TRAC will proceed with design.
Athens to Darwin US 33, new Super II highway on new location $54.1 $0 $4 This project is included in the comprehensive funding plan proposed for southeastern Ohio. The project has completed environmental studies and is ready for the design phase. Because it is included in a comprehensive regional funding plan, ODOT will advance the project through design
Maumee River Crossing $200 $54 $0 ODOT has $54 million in Congressional earmarks provided by former Senator Metzenbaum and Rep. Kaptur. Using those funds, ODOT will advance this project into design. It is taking the extraordinary step of hiring a project manager to expedite the project because of its size. Hire a project manager to assist with the management of the project. The project manager will assist in hiring and managing firms for design, right of way and possible construction, if funding becomes available.
Lancaster Bypass $100 $0 $13 This was the first ranked project in 1997 and is a highly ranked project in 1998. Its environmental phase is wrapping up and if the process of hiring a design firm is not started soon ODOT will have a lag of many months. Fund the design phase which will cost about $5 million and earmark the ROW funds of another $8 million in the third and fourth year. This will allow the project to advance for possible construction funding.
I-71 Light Rail Study in Cincinnati $75.8 $65 FTA

$3.6 Ky

$7.2 The MPO is asking for $7.2 million over four years for environmental and design studies. This is the MPO’s top priority. Staff recommends providing the $7.2 million over the four-year period to keep the region’s top priority on schedule.

Totals

$1,312

$280

$70.3

 

Note: the $70.3 million represents about 6% of the Major New funds expected to be available for the next 4 year period

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