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LIMA, OH (Toledo News Now) -
Gov. John Kasich's Jobs and Transportation Plan is fueling a $2.5 billion state construction season – the largest ever – that will put more Ohioans back to work building some of the state's largest transportation projects.
Just a few years ago, transportation officials were forced to push back – sometimes by decades – many of the transportation projects communities need in order to improve motorist safety and local economic vitality. In response, Kasich unlocked the value of the Ohio Turnpike to bond $1.5 billion to help fill the gap. That money, combined with federal, state and local investments over six years, will allow for $3 billion in new infrastructure spending with a good portion of that work beginning this year.
"Ohio is leading the Midwest in job creation over the past three years and our highways are critical to our ability to keep our job creation momentum," explained Kasich. "By thinking creatively, we were able to develop a solution that will allow us to move ahead sooner with some key projects across the state and as a result, the future of our roadways is much better than it was a few years ago."
The Ohio Department of Transportation's 2014 construction season includes 936 different projects throughout the state, totaling $2.5 billion.
The Ohio Turnpike is partially or entirely funding multiple phases of five different projects that will begin or continue this year, including:
-Construction of Cleveland's eastbound George V. Voinovich Bridge in Cleveland
-Interstate 75 highway reconstruction program through Wood and Hancock counties
-Reconstruction of state Route 57 in Lorain County
-Widening of Interstate 271 in northern Summit County
-Construction of Cleveland's Opportunity Corridor
Locally, motorists will see work either begin or continue on a number of transportation projects, including:
-The continuation of the reconstruction of I-75 from just south of Fourth Street to Ohio 81 in Lima, and the beginning of work on the segment from Fourth Street to the Auglaize County line south of Lima
-The reconstruction of the US-224 interchange with I-75 in Findlay
-Rehabilitation of joints and deteriorated sections of pavement on I-75 from Ohio 235 to Lima Avenue, Hancock County.
Highlights for District 2 in northwest Ohio include:
-Widening both directions of I-75 to three lanes from Findlay to Perrysburg
-Reconstruction of the Anthony Wayne Bridge
-Replacing and widening three bridges on I-475 over Wolf Creek, Norfolk Southern railroad tracks and Angola Road
-Reconstructing more than 3 miles of pavement from Dorr Street to Central Avenue in downtown Toledo
-Building an underpass at the Norfolk Southern railroad, as well as constructing a roundabout at the intersection of McCord Road and North Mall Drive/Hill Street
-Safety improvements at the I-475/US-23 interchange