ODOT providing local communities with $16M for transportation projects

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Department of Transportation is giving $16 million to local communities for transportation improvements throughout the state.

ODOT will be working with communities the new few months to address funding needs for two specialized transportation programs, a small city program and  a local bridge replacement program.

About $8 million will go towards the small city programs.  This money can be used for any roadway or safety projects within a community population smaller than 25,000 but larger than 5,000.

The bridge replacement program will receive the other $8 million for communities needing to fix structurally deficient bridges carrying vehicular traffic.  

“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 Wray. 

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