CORPO Proposes More than $900,000 for Transportation Projects

    February 14, 2022
    Public comment period open through March 14, 2022.

    The Central Ohio Rural Planning Organization (CORPO) has released a list of proposed transportation projects to collectively receive $943,737 in federal funds during state fiscal years 2022 and 2023. CORPO is seeking public comment on the proposed projects through March 14, 2022.

    “CORPO received more than $6 million in requests for funding of transportation projects from throughout its transportation planning area. Projects were identified that would have the greatest regional impact despite the limited financial resources available.”
    Madison County Commissioner and Chair of CORPO, Mark Forrest

    The following projects are proposed for a funding commitment:

    City of Mount Vernon State Route 13 Relocation (through lanes) $235,000
    City of Lancaster’s Southern Gateway Project (resurfacing) $165,652
    Morrow County Commissioners SR 61 & SR 229 Safety Improvement (intersection modification) $200,000
    Fairfield County Engineers Office Refugee Road Intersection Improvements $220,000
    Metroparks Heritage Trail Extension – Design and Feasibility Study $75,585
    Village of Richwood Rosette Way to Healthy Food Project (multi-use path) $47,500


    In late 2021, CORPO solicited projects to receive federal transportation funding in the CORPO transportation planning area of: Fairfield County, Knox County, Madison County, Marion County, Morrow County, Pickaway County, and Union County.

    Examples of the types of transportation improvements eligible for funding include highways, public transit, bikeways, pedestrian facilities, bridges, and traffic signal upgrades.

    “Before final approval, we’re offering members of the public the opportunity to provide comments on the projects that are being proposed for funding. Since these projects will affect the everyday lives of local residents, it’s important to hear from them directly.”
    CORPO Program Manager Mike Borger

    The draft list of projects recommended for funding is available on the CORPO webpage. Printed copies of the draft listing are available upon request by calling 614.228.2663.

    Public comments on the draft listing can be submitted via e-mail to or in writing to:

    Michael Borger, Program Manager

    Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission

    111 Liberty Street, Suite 100

    Columbus, OH 43215

    Public comments on the draft list must be submitted by 5 p.m. on March 14, 2022.

    CORPO will consider final approval of the funding commitments on March 21, 2022, and they will subsequently be incorporated into the Transportation Improvement Program for the appropriate fiscal year. The Transportation Improvement Program is a financially balanced listing of federal, state and local funded projects that are scheduled for some phase of implementation or development in a four-year period.

    For more information or assistance, Mike Borger can be contacted at 614.233.4155 or via email at

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