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Transportation Review Advisory Council

Internet News Release

January 12, 2006

New Projects Move Governor's Transportation Plan

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  www.dot.state.oh.us/TRAC 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, Ohio 43223.