Ohio Announces $90 Million in Transportation Projects

July 18, 2023
Two-thirds of the funding will go to cities and villages in Franklin, Delaware, and Licking counties. The remaining funding will go to ODOT.

Ohio has transportation projects in it's future. Governor Mike DeWine and the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) announced on Monday that $90 million in funding will be going to fund transportation projects around the state ahead of Intel's arrival.

“When we announced Intel, we committed to building infrastructure and to help the local community build infrastructure that would handle the extra traffic from Intel and also the other traffic that is going to come from other companies that are coming to this region as well,” says Gov. DeWine.

Two-thirds of the funding will go to cities and villages in Franklin, Delaware, and Licking counties. The funding will help local governments improve roadways for the influx of traffic Intel will bring.

“We’re listening to the local communities; we’re working with them very closely to plan. This is certainly going to help and there may be a need for more beyond this,” says Gov. DeWine.

The remaining funding will go to ODOT so they can create safer intersections and expand key corridors near Intel’s future campus, called the Silicon Heartland.

Gov. DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted say this announcement shows local communities and businesses coming to central Ohio that they can handle the extra people and the changes the Silicon Heartland will bring.

“It proves to Intel and any business in the world that we are delivering on time. We’re delivering what we said we would deliver which is the infrastructure around this,” says Lt. Gov. Husted. Gov. DeWine says he is working closely with the communities near the Silicon Heartland to help them prepare.

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Source: NBC4I.com