More Than $27 Million Awarded to Franklin County Communities
A total of $27.4 million in funding is being recommended for 13 projects in Franklin County by the District 3 Public Works Integrating Committee. The communities requested funding through the State Capital Improvement Program and the Local Transportation Improvement Program.
The programs are administered by the Ohio Public Works Commission and 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 provides administrative support for OPWC District 3, including processing and reviewing grant and loan requests from local governments. After evaluating and scoring the funding applications, final funding approval is provided by OPWC.
Projects were recommended for funding as shown in the table below:
|AGENCY||PROJECT NAME||ESTIMATED COST||TOTAL AWARD||PROGRAM|
|Bexley||Stanbery Avenue & Chelsea Avenue Comprehensive Improvements||$5,178,342||$4,914,246||SCIP|
|Columbus||ADA Curb Ramps – Citywide Curb Ramps||$2,399,198||$1,214,645||SCIP|
|Columbus||Hocking Street and Hanover Street – Signal Installation||$1,480,287||$1,000,000||SCIP|
|Columbus||SR161 – I-71 to Cleveland Avenue Phase I – Arterial Street Rehabilitation||$11,581,645||$5,012,845||SCIP|
|Franklin Co. Engineer||Morse Road at Babbitt Road Roundabout||$3,656,868||$1,257,750||LTIP|
|Franklin Co. Engineer||SR 317 at Lockbourne Road Improvements||$2,545,452||$92,613||LTIP|
|Franklin Co. Engineer||Winchester Pike 0.87 over Georges Creek Bridge Replacement||$1,478,978||$216,478||SCIP|
|Franklin Co. Sanitary Eng.||Ferris Road Sanitary Sewer Collections System||$1,998,495||$1,097,173||SCIP|
|Franklin Co. Sanitary Eng.||N Hague Avenue Sanitary Sewer Collections System||$4,078,800||$2,239,260||SCIP|
|Grove City||Demorest Road Improvements Phase 1||$5,802,056||$3,663,952||LTIP|
|Reynoldsburg||East Main Street Improvements – Phase 2||$2,904,579||$1,999,999||SCIP|
|Whitehall||Broad Street and Hamilton Road Intersection Improvement||$10,923,278||$1,417,303||LTIP|
|Whitehall||Woodcliff Drive Realignment||$4,244,963||$3,179,477||SCIP|
For project specifics, reporters are encouraged to contact the agencies that applied.