Ohio DOT awards $10.5 million for mobility improvements, transportation restoration

| August 29, 2013

OhioDepartmentofTransportation-MovingOhioIntoAProsperousNewWorldThe Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) last week announced $10.5 million in grants to help fund 20 projects aimed at improving mobility and restoring transportation history.

The funding, part of ODOT’s Transportation Alternative Program, will go toward community projects for non-motorized transportation and recreational facilities, including the creation of bicycle and pedestrian paths and safe routes for non-drivers, as well as restoration projects of historic transportation facilities like Ohio’s covered bridges.

Among the projects to be funded with the $10.5 million are:

  • $297,600 to construct a multi-use path connecting school campuses to the YMCA in Pickaway County

  • $799,185 for a safe pedestrian route connecting Kent State’s east and west campuses to businesses in the city of East Liverpool

  • $285,792 for the rehabilitation of the Mull Covered Bridge in Sandusky County

To be selected for funding, each project had to demonstrate a clear public benefit and improve alternative modes of transportation. ODOT worked with organizations in local communities to identify projescts that needed additional funding.

A full list of projects that received funding is available here.

For more information about the Transportation Alternative Program, click here.

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