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    Transportation Review Advisory Council  Internet News Release

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 6, 2000

    TRAC Releases 2005 Projects List

    Columbus  The Transportation Review Advisory Council (TRAC) today approved for construction 16 major new projects worth more than $209 million.

     For the most part, the projects will be funded for construction in 2005 and be part of ODOTs overall $300 million a year major new construction program. The TRAC, a nine-member panel created by the Ohio Legislature in 1997, finished its third cycle of hearings and working sessions today, approving a draft project list at ODOT Headquarters in Columbus.

    Nine projects were approved for construction; seven for further planning or design.

    TRAC Chairman and ODOT Director Gordon Proctor said the projects would benefit the communities they are constructed in and also Ohios statewide transportation system. "The TRAC is staying on a course designed to bring sensible growth and financial balance to the planning of major new transportation projects. Well-planned projects expand our system and help keep our highways safe and efficient, something vital for the states economy."

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  • A detailed listing of the funded projects can be viewed on the TRAC website and from these links:
    2001-2005 Major New Construction Program Tier I List Suitable for online viewing..

    2001-2005 Major New Construction Program Tier II List .Suitable for online viewing.
    Complete List of Tier I and Tier II List in Adobe PDF Format (48k download, requires Acrobat Reader). Suitable for printing.

    The TRAC held six public hearings around the state this year, listening to project advocates and others. The draft list will be subject to written public comments from Dec. 15, 2000 to April 15, 2001. Write: TRAC Coordinator Michael Cull, c/o ODOT,1980 W.Broad St., Cols., Ohio 43223.

    Among the projects approved for construction funding were:

    • $112 million in 2005 and 2006 for two interchange upgrades in northeast Columbus, at SR 161 and Sunbury Road and SR 161 and I- 270.
    • $22.5 million for a connector between SR 23 and SR 207 in Ross County
    • $16.5 million to improve SR 237 ramps serving Cleveland Hopkins Airport
    • $12.1 million to widen a part of I-70 in the Dayton area, from I-75 to Clark County
    • $13.1 million to widen I-80 and replace bridges over Meander Reservoir in the Youngstown area
    • $11.2 million to upgrade an interchange at Mayfield Road and I-271 in Cuyahoga County
    • $10.6 million to widen SR18 in Medina County, east of I-71
    • $5.8 million to widen SR 84 in Lake County, from I-90 to US 6
    • $5.9 million to widen I-71 in Medina County, from Wayne County to I-76

    The TRAC also approved the following projects for further development (planning, environmental work, etc.) worth $32.1 million.

    • $10.7 for Summit SR 8 north of Akron
    • $ 5.0 for US33 corridor north of Lancaster
    • $ 0 .5 for an I-70/SR 202 interchange in Huber Hts.
    • $ 2 .0 to study I-75 in Dayton
    • $ 4. 4 to plan the eastern corridor in the Cincinnati area
    • $ 0 .5 to plan an interchange upgrade at I-275 and SR 32 in Clermont County.
    • $ 9.0 to plan US 33/Nelsonville Bypass