ODOT seeks input on future transportation needs

ODOT to host open houses around the state for the 2012-2015 STIP


COLUMBUS (Thursday, March 24, 2011)The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) announces today the public review and comment period for the 2012-2015 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) will run from April 4 thru April 15, 2011.

The STIP identifies maintenance and capacity needs for highways, transit, bicycle and other transportation related projects that will be advanced throughout the State in the next four years.

The current draft STIP includes 2,675 construction projects worth more than $8.4 billion and 592 transit projects worth more than $2.5 billion.

The 2012-2015 Draft STIP will be available at 30 locations statewide during the 11 day public review and comment period.

These locations consist of the Planning and Programming Administrator's Office in each of the 12 ODOT District Offices, the ODOT Central-Office Division of Planning located in Columbus, Ohio and each of the 17 Ohio Metropolitan Planning Organization Offices.

For locations of STIP Open Houses and additional STIP information please access the STIP website at: www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/TransSysDev/ProgramMgt/STIP

Any comments concerning the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program may be submitted by email to: STIP@dot.state.oh.us or mail to:

Mrs. Jennifer Townley, Acting Deputy Director

Division of Planning

Ohio Department of Transportation

1980 West Broad Street

Columbus, Ohio 43223

Written comments must be received by the close of business on April 18, 2011.


For more information contact:
Melissa Ayers, Central Office Communications, at 614-644-8640
or your
local ODOT District Communications Office