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Ohio Department of Transportation

Internet News Release

July 6, 2007

ODOT redirects $19 million to Projects inside Ohios Small Cities

COLUMBUS (July 5, 2007) Additional federal transportation funds are flowing to Ohios small and rural cities, as the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) today awarded more than $19 million to 17 smaller communities to use on local road and bridge projects inside their cities.

Through the Small City Transportation and Municipal Bridge Programs, ODOT is able to partner with more of our states smaller cities - typically those cities in rural areas and with limited transportation dollars - in addressing the needs of the aging local roads and bridges within their communities, said ODOT Director James G. Beasley.

Under the Small City Transportation Program, ODOT provides up to 80% of the construction cost for projects located in cities with populations of 5,000 24,999 that are not located within Metropolitan Planning Organizations.

Under the limited Municipal Bridge Program, ODOT provides up to 80% of the construction cost on bridge replacement projects that meet certain state and federal requirements.

Competition for these limited federal funds has increased. For this year, cities submitted 42 different projects for funding, totaling nearly $42 million in requests. Below is the complete list of projects awarded funding for 2010-2011.

Small City Transportation Program



Safety improvements to State Route 66



Reconstruction, widening of Lincoln Street



Resurfacing, widening of South Main Street (SR 127)



Pedestrian/bicycle route addition to State Route 101



Widening of State Route 61/598 to three lanes



Resurfacing of Park Road

Mount Vernon


Reconstruction, widening of Coshocton Ave. (US 36)

Washington CH


Reconstruction of Leesburg Ave. (US 62)



Reconstruction of Bellefontaine Street



Reconstruction, turn-lane addition to Park Road



Reconstruction of US 52

East Palestine


Resurfacing on Carbon Hill Rd., Martin St., Pleasant Drive



Reconstruction, school drop-off lane addition to Trenton Ave.

Municipal Bridge Program



Replacement of Park St. Bridge over Plum Creek

St. Marys


Replacement of High St. Bridge over Miami and Erie Canal



Widening of Richland Ave. Bridge over Hocking River



Replacement of First St. Bridge



Replacement of E. 93 St. Bridge over GCRTA tracks



Replacement of Perrysburg-Holland Rd. Bridge

* Large Cities are eligible for Municipal Bridge Program funding, bringing the total amount awarded to $24.8 million