More Than $28 Million Awarded to 11 Local Communities in Franklin County

    January 3, 2019
    14 projects receive Ohio Public Works Commission funding

    The Ohio Public Works Commission’s (OPWC’s) Public Works Integrating Committee (PWIC) has awarded more than $28 million to 14 District 3/Franklin County projects through the State Capital Improvements Program (SCIP) and the Local Transportation Improvements Program (LTIP) for Program Year 33 (2019).

    Cornell R. Robertson, the Franklin County Engineer and the OPWC District 3 Integrating Committee Chair, said, “This year’s funding results once again highlight the key role that the Ohio Public Works Commission’s grant and loan programs play in helping finance needed infrastructure projects in Franklin County.  We were fortunate this year to provide funding to 11 local agencies to move their projects into construction in the near future.  At the same time, the number of unsuccessful applications highlights the continued need to find additional funding to complete all of the needed projects to keep Franklin County an economically vibrant and attractive place to live and work.”

    The Ohio Public Works Commission’s SCIP and the LTIP provide financial assistance to local communities for the improvement of their basic infrastructure systems. Eligible projects include improvements to roads, bridges, culverts, water supply systems, wastewater systems, storm water collection systems, and solid waste disposal facilities. County, city, village, township and other infrastructure districts located in Franklin County were eligible to apply.

    The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) provides administrative support for District 3 of the Ohio Public Works Commission including processing and reviewing project grant and loan requests from local governments.  After evaluating and scoring the projects, MORPC and PWIC submit a list of projects to the Ohio Public Works Commission.  Final project approval is given by the Ohio Public Works Commission.

    Total Rd 33 SCIP/LTIP Infrastructure Awards
    Program Community Project Total Project Cost Total Awards
      Minerva Park Sanitary Sewer  Improvements, Phase II $525,330 $525,330
      Franklin Co Sanitary Eng Little Farms Waterline Replacement, Phase II $7,693,140 $4,992,846
      Groveport Toy Road Reconstruction $2,869,228 $1,575,204
      Bexley S Cassingham Rd & S Vernon Rd Improvements $4,940,392 $4,940,392
      Grove City Southwest Blvd Roadway Improvement $2,677,757 $1,999,999
      Franklin Co Eng Alum Creek Drive at Rohr Road $3,896,000 $1,675,000
      Columbus James Rd Arterial Street Rehabilitation $7,436,033 $3,736,188
      Columbus Downtown Traffic Signal Installation $2,427,327 $1,446,557
      New Albany US 62 at SR 161 Roadway Improvements $2,790,000 $783,316
      Jefferson Twp Mann Road Culvert Improvement $574,060 $19,968
        SCIP Administrative Costs $45,500 $45,500
        SCIP Total Awards   $21,740,300
      Franklin Twp Franklin Township Road Improvements $2,150,000 $2,040,000
      Columbus Hilliard Rome Rd at Feder Rd Intersection Improvements $11,325,221 $3,372,601
      Franklin Co Eng Reynoldsburg-New Albany at Clark State Rd $4,606,000 $866,000
      Dublin Tuttle Crossing Blvd Extension & Avery Rd Improvements $24,509,050 $239,899
        LTIP Administrative Costs $19,500 $19,500
        LTIP Total Awards   $6,538,000
        GRAND TOTAL   $28,278,300


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