Ohio Issues Next Round of Grants for Small City Program

Sept. 11, 2023
Funding provided for road, safety, or signal projects.

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) recently issued $16.9 million in grants to 10 municipalities in nine counties to help fund major roadway reconstruction or maintenance projects.

The funding comes from agency’s Small City Program, which is currently funded at $10.5 million annually and provides funding for road, safety, or signal projects on routes within municipalities with a population between 5,000 and 24,999.

ODOT said it will cover up to 95% of the eligible costs for construction and construction inspection for these projects.

“These small-city projects are of big importance to the communities receiving these grants, and we are happy to help our local governments with the cost of these necessary roadway improvements,” said Gov. Mike DeWine in a statement.

Combined with the local funding match, the total construction value of these projects is $38.9 million, noted ODOT Director Jack Marchbanks.

“The ‘Small City Program’ is a big boost to our local municipal partners who, like ODOT, have a responsibility to keep their roads and bridges in good order,” he added.

A full list of the selected municipalities can be found on ODOT’s website.

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Source: AASHTO