Ohio DOT Announces $28 Million in Funding to Repair or Demolish 24 Bridges in Ohio

June 5, 2023
The plan includes bridges throughout Northeast Ohio, including Akron, Cleveland, Maple Heights, and Medina

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) recently announced that approximately $28 million will be allocated to local projects to repair, replace or destroy 24 crumbling bridges in the state.

The plan includes bridges throughout Northeast Ohio, including Akron, Cleveland, Maple Heights, and Medina. A full list of the bridges is available on ODOT’s website.

The four bridges to be demolished have been out of commission for many years.

“Grants will pay for up to 95 percent of the eligible costs for bridge construction and inspection,” ODOT officials noted in a recent press release. “Design costs for this year’s projects may also be funded by the grant awards.”

“Although ODOT considers the 20 bridges being repaired or replaced safe for traffic, significant improvements are necessary to ensure that the structures do not become dangerous in the future,” ODOT officials said in the press release.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine also recently commented on the significance of the plan.

“Providing this funding is another example of how the state can work to support our communities to ensure that local transportation infrastructure is safe for those traveling on our roads and bridges. By repairing and replacing these bridges, we can better ensure the safety of travelers in the future."

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Source: wkyc Cleveland News