Public comment period open through March 28
The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission now has available a list of proposed, new transportation projects set to receive more than $77 million in federal funds during state fiscal years 2022 to 2027. MORPC is seeking public comment on the proposed projects through March 28, 2021.
The following 12 projects are proposed for a new funding commitment:
|E. Broad Street, Outerbelt Street to Reynoldsburg-New Albany Road||$1,360,000|
|Brice Road, from Chantry Drive to south of Channingway Boulevard||$15,000,000|
|Orange Road under CSX/Norfolk Southern Grade Separation||$7,366,590|
|Sancus Boulevard from Worthington Woods Boulevard to Lazelle Road||$7,980,202|
|SR 161 and Linworth Road Improvements||$7,138,600|
|Dublin-Granville Road (SR-161) from Ambleside Drive to Maple Canyon Avenue||$10,974,716|
|Trabue Road (Lake Shore Drive to Riverside Drive)||$5,359,843|
|Downtown Signals, Rich Street Signal Replacements||$1,659,026|
|East Cooke Road Phase 1||$2,446,519|
|Big Walnut Trail – Little Turtle to Cherrybottom Park/Alum Creek Trail||$4,330,901|
|LinkUS Corridor Initiative, Project Development and Right-of-way||$10,520,000|
|Rickenbacker Area Mobility Center||$3,375,000|
Every two years, MORPC solicits projects to receive federal transportation funding in the MORPC transportation planning area of: Franklin County; Delaware County, Bloom and Violet townships in Fairfield County; New Albany, Pataskala and Etna Township in Licking County; and Jerome Township in Union County.
Examples of the types of transportation improvements eligible for funding include highways, public transit, bikeways, pedestrian facilities, bridges and traffic signal upgrades.
In addition to the 12 projects mentioned above, MORPC’s Attributable Funds Committee is proposing to recommend continued funding for 27 projects and programs to which MORPC had previously committed funds. A total of more than $211 million in future funding commitments is being proposed.
The draft list of all projects recommended for funding is available on the MORPC-attributable Funding for Transportation webpage. Printed copies of the draft listing are available upon request by calling MORPC at 614.228.2663.
Public comments on the draft listing can be submitted via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing to:
Thea Ewing, Director of Transportation & Infrastructure Development
Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission
111 Liberty Street, Suite 100
Columbus, OH 43215
MORPC will consider final approval of the funding commitments on May 13, 2021, 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 locally funded projects that are scheduled for some phase of implementation or development in a four-year period. COTA and Delaware County Transit Program of Projects is part of our public involvement process.
Public comments on the draft list must be submitted by 5 p.m. on March 28, 2021.