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More Than $77 Million Approved For New Transportation Projects

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The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) approved Thursday the list of new transportation projects to receive more than $77 million in federal funds from state fiscal years 2014 and beyond. 

The following 18 new projects are approved for a funding commitment and will become part of the draft Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).


Project Description

MORPC Funds 2014 and Beyond


Economic and Social Value of Trails, Study



Gender Rd at Refugee Rd, Safety Improvement



Hamilton Rd from I-70 to Refugee Rd, Safety Improvement



Kenny Rd, Campus View Blvd, & Dierker Rd, Sidewalks



Lazelle Rd from High St to Worthington-Galena Rd, Minor Widening



Polaris Pwy from I-71 to Old Worthington Rd, Major Widening



SR 161 from Sawmill Rd to Linworth Rd, Multi-use Path



Traffic Surveillance Camera Upgrades



Compressed Natural Gas Bus Replacements



I-270 at US 33 (Northwest), Interchange Modification


Franklin County

Multi-Jurisdictional Resurfacing Program, Resurfacing


Liberty Township

SR-750 from Wellington Blvd to Galloway Dr, Major Widening



Regionwide Systematic Safety Improvements


ODOT 5/Etna Twp

SR-310 at I-70, Interchange Modification



Mink St from Broad St to bridge N of Havens Corners Rd Reconstruction



Cleveland Ave at Schrock Rd, Intersection Modification



Sunbury Rd from County Line Rd to Maxtown Rd, Minor Widening



Worthington Galena Rd from Huntley Rd to I-270, Major Widening


Every two years, MORPC solicits projects to receive federal transportation funding in the MORPC transportation planning area – Franklin and Delaware counties, Violet and Bloom townships in Fairfield County, and Etna Township and the City of Pataskala in Licking County. Examples of the types of projects eligible for funding include transportation improvements such as highways, public transit, bikeways, pedestrian facilities, bridges and traffic signal upgrades.

MORPC's Federal Funding Committee recommended continued funding for 31 projects that MORPC previously had committed monies to, while 18 new projects were approved for new funding. A total of nearly $233 million in both new and previously committed projects is approved for funding.

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