TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) – The city has received $6.5 million in grants and loans from the Ohio Public Works Commission for infrastructure improvement citywide. Mayor Mike Bell announced the grant-funded projects Tuesday morning.
The 12 projects include street construction and utility improvements in all areas of the city. The awards represent $3.8 million in grants and $2.7 million in loans that were received through a competitive bid process.
"This infusion of financing assists us as we continue to plan for our capital needs by supplementing the capacity of our CIP fund," said Bell. "I'm thankful that the Ohio Public Works Commission saw the value in the projects and the need to make the improvements in the city of Toledo."
Toledo is represented on the OPWC by District 5 Councilman Tom Waniewski, who noted the commission continues to be impressed by the projects Toledo selects for submission to the state agency for funding.
Engineering services will oversee construction on the projects, which are slated to begin in 2013.
Street paving projects include:
Utility improvement projects include:
Toledo Waterways Initiative project includes:
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