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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

Defiance

$1,000,000

Safety improvements to State Route 66

Ada

$1,000,000

Reconstruction, widening of Lincoln Street

Bryan

$374,456

Resurfacing, widening of South Main Street (SR 127)

Clyde

$132,000

Pedestrian/bicycle route addition to State Route 101

Galion

$2,245,760

Widening of State Route 61/598 to three lanes

Crestline

$188,320

Resurfacing of Park Road

Mount Vernon

$1,518,00

Reconstruction, widening of Coshocton Ave. (US 36)

Washington CH

$1,631,363

Reconstruction of Leesburg Ave. (US 62)

Wapakoneta

$1,848,000

Reconstruction of Bellefontaine Street

Eaton

$2,308,000

Reconstruction, turn-lane addition to Park Road

Portsmouth

$2,000,000

Reconstruction of US 52

East Palestine

$641,407

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

Uhrichsville

$1,974,080

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

Municipal Bridge Program

Oberlin

$159,016

Replacement of Park St. Bridge over Plum Creek

St. Marys

$1,057,611

Replacement of High St. Bridge over Miami and Erie Canal

Athens

$1,275,000

Widening of Richland Ave. Bridge over Hocking River

Springfield*

$176,000

Replacement of First St. Bridge

Cleveland*

$2,500,000

Replacement of E. 93 St. Bridge over GCRTA tracks

Toledo*

$2,500,000

Replacement of Perrysburg-Holland Rd. Bridge

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