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.