New Projects Move Governor's
COLUMBUS - The Transportation Review Advisory Council (TRAC)
today approved $70.4 million for the construction of major new highway
projects, as part of Governor Taft's Jobs and Progress Plan. The draft
project list will be subject to a 90-day public comment period before
the TRAC approves a final list in May.
Today we are taking another step toward fulfilling our commitment
to deliver Gov. Tafts Jobs and Progress Plan, said Ohio Department
of Transportation (ODOT) Director Gordon Proctor. This funding will
help construct a number of key projects that will improve our
transportation system by relieving congestion and increasing safety
across the state.
Gov. Taft's Jobs and Progress Plan, which was unveiled in 2003, is
Ohio's largest transportation initiative since the original creation
of the interstate highway system. The plan devotes $5 billion over the
next 10 years toward Ohio's highway network, rebuilding urban freeways
and completing macro-corridors to connect rural regions. ODOT
typically works on a six-year construction and planning cycle, adding
a year of new projects annually. This round of TRAC project funding
commitments covers the 2007-2012 time frame.
The TRAC was created by the Ohio Legislature in 1997 to oversee
fair distribution of transportation funds. The TRAC currently has 121
projects under construction, or under project development, totaling
$3.4 billion. A complete list of the projects receiving funding can be
viewed on ODOT's Web site at
or by using the links below.
*The 2006 Draft Major New Construction Program
List and Proposed Amendments to TRAC Policies and
Procedures - Draft are subject to written public comments
until April 12. Write: TRAC Coordinator , c/o ODOT, 1980 W. Broad St., Columbus,