MORPC Proposes More Than $148 Million for New Transportation Projects

Public comment period on proposed projects open through February 8, 2023

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) now has available a list of proposed, new transportation projects set to receive more than $148 million in federal funds from State Fiscal Years (SFY) 2024 to 2029. MORPC is seeking public comment on the proposed projects through 5 p.m. on February 8, 2023.

“MORPC received approximately $260 million in requests for funding of new transportation projects from across the region. The Attributable Funding Committee worked collaboratively to identify the projects with the greatest regional impact for these limited resources.”

The following 23 projects are proposed for a new funding commitment:

  • Cassady Avenue (I-670 to Agler Road) – $10,189,663
  • SR-161 at Busch Boulevard & Ambleside Drive – $11,053,364
  • Alum Creek Drive (SR 317 to Groveport Road) – $8,500,000
  • E. Broad Street from Outerbelt Street to Reynoldsburg-New Albany Road, Major widening – $7,913,607
  • Ferris Road (Karl Road to Westerville Road) – $4,583,380
  • Hilliard-Rome Road at Renner Road – $3,747,438
  • Sunbury Parkway, Phase B & C – $3,000,000
  • Refugee Road Intersection Safety Improvement Project – $750,000
  • Zollinger Road Mobility and Safety Improvement Project – $3,294,352
  • Livingston Avenue, from IR-70 to Kellner Road – $16,593,981
  • 17th Avenue, from IR-71 to Billiter Boulevard – $6,701,955
  • Etna-Pike Street (Licking County TID) – $2,684,877
  • SR 37 (East Central) Preservation Project – $2,540,554
  • LinkUS W. Broad BRT Corridor Construction – $13,100,000
  • Big Walnut Trail — Refugee Road to East Main Street – $7,483,914
  • Sullivant Avenue SUP – $4,133,352
  • McNaughten Road SUP – $7,834,505
  • Dublin Road Shared-Use Path (Quarry Trails Metro Park to Limestone Ridge Drive) – $10,351,449
  • Scioto Trail Bridge Over State Route 104 as part of the Scioto Greenway Trail Extension – $7,980,683
  • Cemetery Road/I-270 Trail Overpass and Safety Improvements (CIP T-162) – $7,097,717
  • Fairway Boulevard Multi-Use Path – $3,169,511
  • Dublin-Granville Road (SR-161) SUP – $2,266,149
  • Cassady Avenue SUP – $3,057,201

Every two years, MORPC solicits projects to receive federal transportation funding in the MORPC transportation planning area which includes Franklin and Delaware counties, Bloom and Violet Townships in Fairfield County, New Albany, Pataskala and Etna Township in Licking County, and Jerome Township in Union County. Transportation improvement projects eligible for funding range from highways, bridges, and public transit, to bikeways, pedestrian facilities, and traffic signal upgrades.

“As a result of increased funding from the bipartisan infrastructure law, MORPC is making the largest commitment of funding to new projects ever. Furthermore, the commitment of more than $53 million to new bike and pedestrian projects follows through on the commitment to substantially increase funding for these types of projects.”

In addition to the 23 projects listed, MORPC’s Attributable Funding Committee is proposing to recommend continued funding for 31 projects and programs to which MORPC had previously committed funds. A total of more than $325 million in future funding commitments is being proposed. To see the draft list of all projects recommended for funding visit the website at the MORPC Attributable-funding for Transportation page.

MORPC will consider final approval of the funding commitments on March 9, 2023, after which they will be incorporated into the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The adopted funding commitments for SFYs prior to 2028 will be incorporated into the SFY 2024-2027 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) by amendment. The TIP is a financially balanced listing of federal, state and locally funded projects that are scheduled for some phase of implementation or development in a four-year period. 

Copies of the draft listing are available by calling MORPC at 614.228.2663 or can be viewed online.

Questions or comments on proposed projects should be submitted in writing to Nick Gill, Transportation Director, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, 111 Liberty Street, Suite 100, Columbus, Ohio 43215, or via email at by 5 p.m. on Feb. 8, 2023.

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