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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).

Agency

Project Description

MORPC Funds 2014 and Beyond

Columbus

Economic and Social Value of Trails, Study

  $79,000

Columbus

Gender Rd at Refugee Rd, Safety Improvement

$1,360,000

Columbus

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

$14,868,565

Columbus

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

$1,927,120

Columbus

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

$5,632,520

Columbus

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

$3,668,807

Columbus

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

$2,345,344

Columbus

Traffic Surveillance Camera Upgrades

$1,320,000

COTA

Compressed Natural Gas Bus Replacements

$4,755,673

Dublin

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

$7,000,000

Franklin County

Multi-Jurisdictional Resurfacing Program, Resurfacing

$1,000,000

Liberty Township

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

$3,500,000

MORPC

Regionwide Systematic Safety Improvements

  $200,000

ODOT 5/Etna Twp

SR-310 at I-70, Interchange Modification

$7,624,896

Pataskala

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

$3,579,872

Westerville

Cleveland Ave at Schrock Rd, Intersection Modification

$5,069,000

Westerville

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

$6,234,704

Worthington

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

$7,087,200

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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