Million Available to Communities for Local Transportation Projects
Two statewide programs aimed at
helping meet the transportation needs of smaller communities
February 7, 2014) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is providing
$16 million in funding to local communities for transportation improvements
ODOT is spending the
next few months working with local communities to address funding needs for two
specialized transportation programs: a small city program, and a local
bridge replacement program.
Approximately, $8 million
will go to smaller municipalities as part of the Small City Program, which
provides federal funds to cities with populations from 5,000 to 24,999.
This money can be used for any roadway or safety projects.
The Municipal Bridge
Program will award $8 million for structurally deficient bridges carrying
“This is a great
opportunity for the Department of Transportation to reach communities on a
local level, and help fund priority projects that might otherwise not be
thought possible. I strongly advise every community that has a need to
apply and we will work to help as many as possible.” said ODOT Director Jerry
entities, Regional Transportation Authorities, Transit Agencies, and Natural
Resource or Public Land Agencies are eligible to apply for funding. For
more information on the various programs and application deadlines please