MORPC Proposes Over $77 Million for New Transportation Projects

    March 1, 2021
    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.

    "MORPC received more than $220 million in requests for funding of new transportation projects from throughout our transportation planning area. Our Attributable Funds Committee worked to identify the projects that would have the greatest regional impact despite the limited financial resources available.”
    Thea Ewing, MORPC Director of Transportation & Infrastructure Development

    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 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 are part of our public involvement process.

    Public comments on the draft list must be submitted by 5 p.m. on March 28, 2021.

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