Ohio Approves Funding for 44 Road Construction Projects

September 27, 2013

Ohio transportation officials approved $2.9 billion in new road and bridge construction across the state. The Transportation Review Advisory Council unanimously approved 44 projects on Sept. 26, 2013.

Planned projects include the demolition of the Inner Belt Bridge and construction of a new bridge, which was given $340 million in funding. Construction on the Opportunity Corridor, which connects Interstates 90 and 77 and East 55th St. was approved for $274 million in funding.

A $54.4 million project will create an interchange at Winchester Road and U.S. 33.

Of the $2.9 billion, $930 million came from bonds from the Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission. The projects are estimated to create approximately 60,000 jobs.

The full list of projects can be found here.