MORPC seeks input on proposed transportation projects totaling over $148M

MORPC seeks input on proposed transportation projects totaling over 8M

Provided by the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission | This week

A Columbus agency is seeking comment on 23 central Ohio road projects expected to receive $148 million in federal funds.

Proposed improvements include major projects on State Route 161, Cassady Avenue, East Broad Street, Livingston Avenue and a bike path in Dublin.

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission released the list Friday and is seeking public comment on the proposed projects through Feb. 8.

“MORPC received approximately $260 million in funding requests for new transportation projects from across the region,” MORPC senior planner Tom Graham said in a news release.

Graham said a MORPC committee sought to identify “projects with the greatest regional impact for these limited resources.”

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The 23 projects selected to receive funding commitments from 2024 to 2029 are:

Cassady Avenue (Interstate 670 to Agler Road) – $10,189,663 State Route 161 to Busch Boulevard and Ambleside Drive – $11,053,364 Alum Creek Drive (State Route 317 to Groveport Road) – $8,500,000, from Reewbany Road Broad-N to Broad-East. — $7,913,607 Ferris Road (Karl Road to Westerville Road) — $4,583,380 Hilliard-Rome Road to Renner Road — $3,747,438 Sunbury Parkway, Phase B&C — $3,000,000 $3, Refugee Mobility Project — Refugee Road Improvement 7 $2, Safety Improvement Project of roads,00 $0 Interstate 70 to Kellner Street — 16,593,98117th Avenue, from Interstate 71 to Billiter Boulevard — Etna-Pike Road $6,701,955 (Licking County Transportation Improvement Road) — $2,684,877, Central B, State Road, $37.40 West Main Street project, US 37E rapid transit) corridor construction — $13,100,000 Grand Walnut Trail (Refugee Route to East Main Street) — $7,483,914 Sullivant A site SUP (use trail shared) — $4,133,352 McNaughten Road SUP — $7,834,505 Dublin Road Shared Use (Quarry Trails Metro Park to Limestone Ridge Drive) — $10,351,449 Scioto Trail Bridge over State Route 109 as part of Greenway 109, $109 as Cemetery Road/I-270 Overpass and Safety Improvements (CIP T-162) — $7,097,717 Multi-Use Trail of Fairway Boulevard — $3,169,511 Dublin-Granville Road (State Route 161) SUP — $2,266,149 — $2,266,149 — UP $21 Cassady Avenue, $01

Every two years, MORPC seeks projects to receive federal transportation funds in its transportation planning area that includes Franklin and Delaware counties, Bloom and Violet townships in Fairfield County, New Albany, Pataskala and Etna Townships in Licking County, and Jerome Township in Union County. said the MORPC announcement. Transportation improvement projects eligible for funding include highways, bridges and public transit to bikeways, pedestrian facilities and traffic signal improvements.

In addition to the 23 projects listed, MORPC recommends continued funding for 31 projects and programs for which MORPC had previously committed funds, the release said. In total, more than $325 million in future funding commitments are being proposed. To view the draft list of all projects recommended for funding, visit MORPC’s page attributed to transport funding.

The MORPC will consider final approval of the funding commitments on March 9, after which they will be incorporated into the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

Copies of the draft listing are available by calling MORPC at 614-228-2663 or can be viewed online.

Questions or comments on the proposed projects should be sent in writing to Nick Gill, Director of Transportation, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, 111 Liberty St., Suite 100, Columbus, Ohio 43215, or by email to [email protected] .org until 5 p.m. on February 8.

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