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Kasich Plan Would Elminate Delay for I-70 Widening

CLEVELAND -- A plan unveiled today would restart plans to widen I-70 near Springfield by as early as next year.

Budget cuts to the state's road construction schedule had pushed the highway widening project to about 2026. Gov. John Kasich's plan uses money from the Ohio Turnpike to fund a portion of the numerous projects the plan now fast-tracks.

“By thinking outside the box we’re attacking Ohio’s highway budget deficit without a tax increase and keeping Ohio’s highways in top condition,” Kasich said. “Our agriculture, manufacturing and logistics industries, as well as so many others, depend on our world-class highway system for their success and the $3 billion in new funds made possible from our plan keeps them moving so Ohio’s economic recovery can keep moving.”

The I-70 widening project in Clark County is budgeted at $19.1 million and should eliminate a 13-year delay.

The state’s independent Transportation Review Advisory Council (TRAC) must sign off on Kasich's plan. They are scheduled to meet Thursday. The TRAC was established in 1997 to provide guidance to the state for reviewing and approving ODOT’s largest construction projects.

Here is a complete list of projects across the state included in the governor’s Jobs and Transportation Plan:

SOUTHWEST OHIO
1. Clark County I-70 – Reconstruct, widen and add a third lane along I-70 near Springfield. Total project cost is $19.1 million. Construction start date with Jobs and Transportation Plan is 2014 and without this plan would not have started until after 2027. Time saved is 13 years.

2. Hamilton County I-75 – Add an additional thru lane along I-75 at Glendale/Milford & Shepherd. Total project cost is $117 million. Construction date under Jobs and Transportation Plan is 2016, which keeps the project on schedule.

3. Hamilton County MLK Boulevard– Construction of a new interchange along I-71 at MLK Boulevard. Total project cost is $107.74 million. Construction date under Jobs and Transportation Plan is 2014 and without this plan would not have started until after 2027. Time saved is 13 years.

4. Hamilton I-75 (Mill Creek Expressway) – Reconstruct and widen I-75 from Hopple St. to Mitchell (Phase 5). Total project cost is $205.2 million. Construction date under Jobs and Transportation Plan is 2017 and without this plan would not have started until 2021. Time saved is 4 years.

5. Hamilton I-75 (Mill Creek Expressway) – Add a fourth lane to Mitchell both northbound and southbound (Phase 7). Total project cost is $41.1 million. Construction date under Jobs and Transportation Plan is 2018 and without this plan would not have started until 2021. Time saved is 3 years.

NORTHEAST OHIO
1. Cuyahoga County Innerbelt Bridge – Demolition of existing Innerbelt Bridge and construction of eastbound bridge. Total project cost is $340 million. Construction date under Jobs and Transportation Plan is 2014 and without this plan would not have started until 2016. Time saved is two years.

2. Cuyahoga County Cleveland Innerbelt – As part of the reconstruction of the Cleveland Innerbelt, remove SR14 (Broadway) over I-77.  Total project cost is $42 million. Construction date under Jobs and Transportation Plan is 2016 and without this plan would not have started until after 2027. Time saved is nine years.

3. Cuyahoga County I-77 – Reconstruct, widen and add a lane along I-77. Total project cost is $47.5 million. Construction date under Jobs and Transportation Plan is 2016 and without this plan would not have started until after 2027. Time saved is nine years.

4. Cuyahoga counties I-271. Reconstruct, widen and add a third lane on I-271 from I-480 East to I-480 West. Total project cost is $131 million. Construction start date with Turnpike funds is 2016 and without this plan would not have started until after 2027. Time saved is 11 years.

5. Cuyahoga Opportunity Corridor – Construct a new road that provides access from University Circle to I-490 and I-77 in two phases. Total project cost is $334 million. Construction date under Jobs and Transportation Plan is 2014 and without this plan would not have started until after 2027. Time saved is 13 years.

6. Cuyahoga County U.S. Route 42 - Widen and reconstruct U.S. Route 42 (Pearl Rd.) from Boston Rd. to Drake Road.  Total project cost is $9.3 million. Construction date under Jobs and Transportation Plan is 2014 and without this plan would not have started until 2015. Time saved is one year.

7. Lorain County U.S. Route 20/SR 113 – Widen Center Ridge Rd. from three to five lanes in the City of North Ridgeville. Total project cost is $48.718 million. Construction date under Jobs and Transportation Plan is 2017 and without this plan would not have started until after 2027. Time saved is 10 years.

8. Medina County U.S. Route 42 – Widen U.S. Route 42 to five lanes. Total project cost is $47 million. Construction date under Jobs and Transportation Plan is 2016, which keeps the project on schedule.

9. Lorain County State Route 57 – Upgrade the existing I-90/SR 57 interchange and improve access to the 49th Street bridge in the city of Elyria. Total project cost is $28.8 million. Construction date under Jobs and Transportation Plan is 2014 and without this plan would not have started until after 2027. Time saved is 13 years.

10. Mahoning/Trumbull counties I-80 – Widen I-80 to six lanes from I-680 to SR 193. Total project cost - $116.7 million. Construction date under Jobs and Transportation Plan ¬is 2015 and without this plan would not have started until after 2027. Time saved is 12 years.

11. Stark County-Stark Mahoning Transit –Utility relocation to accommodate upgrades to the transit facility and route. Total project cost is $6.3 million. Construction date under Jobs and Transportation Plan is 2014, which keeps the project on schedule.

12. Stark County-Stark Mahoning Transit – To improve transit facilities and route access. Total project cost is $18.6 million. Construction date under Jobs and Transportation Plan is 2015 and without this plan would not have started until 2024. Time saved is 9 years.

13. Summit County Main/Broadway Interchange - Reconstruct I-76 and 77 to improve safety and reduce congestion on the Main/Broadway interchange. Total project cost - $96.4 million. Construction date under Jobs and Transportation Plan is 2016 and without this plan would not have started until after 2027. Time saved is 11 years.

14. Summit County I-271 – Reconstruct, widen and add a third lane on I271. Total project cost - $62.5 million. Construction date under Jobs and Transportation Plan is 2015 and without this plan would not have started until after 2027. Time saved is 12 years.

NORTHWEST OHIO
1. Erie County U.S. Route 250 – Widen and improve U.S. Route 250 from U.S. 6 to Bogart Rd. Total project cost is $31.7 million. Construction date under Jobs and Transportation Plan is 2015 and without this plan would not have started until after 2027. Time saved is 12 years.

2. Hancock County I-75 – Reconstruct U.S. 224 bridge and interchange with I-75. Total project cost is $12.5 million. Construction date under Jobs and Transportation Plan is 2014 and without this plan would not have started until after 2027. Time saved is 13 years.

3. Lucas County McCord Grade Separation – Rail grade separation at McCord Road (CR 73) to improve safety. Total Project Cost is $29.3 million. Construction date under Jobs and Transportation Plan is 2014 and without this plan would not have started until 2015. Time saved is one year.

4. Lucas County Interstate 75 – Reconstruct, widen and add a third lane along I-75 from Phillips Rd. to I-280. Total project cost is $51 million. Construction date under Jobs and Transportation Plan is 2015 and without this plan would not have started until after 2027. Time saved is 12 years.

5. Lucas County Interstate 75 – Reconstruct interchange at I-75 and I-475 to improve safety and reduce congestion. Total project cost is $175.9 million. Construction date under Jobs and Transportation Plan is 2015 and without this plan would not have started until after 2027. Time saved is 12 years.

6. Lucas County Interstate 475/U.S. Route 20 – Reconstruct interchange at I-475 and U.S. Route 20 to improve safety. Total project cost is $59 million. Construction date under Jobs and Transportation Plan is 2015 and without this plan would not have started until after 2027. Time saved is 12 years.

7. Wood County I-75—Four phases of reconstruction, widening and addition of a third lane along I-75. Total Project Cost is $195.6 million. Construction date under Jobs and Transportation Plan is 2014 and without this plan would not have started until after 2027. Time saved is 13 years.

CENTRAL/SOUTHEAST OHIO
1. Franklin County North High St. (U.S. 23) – Add an express lane on U.S. 23 from Flint to Lazelle Rd. Total project cost is $7.8 million. Construction date under Jobs and Transportation Plan is 2014, which keeps the project on schedule.

2. Franklin County U.S. Route 23/I-270/SR 315 Interchange – Reconstruct I-270/SR315, U.S. 23 interchange. Total project cost is $94.8 million. Construction date under Jobs and Transportation Plan is 2014, which keeps the project on schedule.

3. Franklin County U.S. Route 23/I-270/SR 315– Construction of a noise wall at I-270/Linworth Rd. Total project cost is $1.2 million. Construction date under Jobs and Transportation Plan is 2014 and without this plan would not have started until 2015. Time saved is one year.

4. I-70/71 Reconstruction
a. Franklin County I-70/I-71 Interchange – Reconstruction and widening of SR315/I-70/I-71 as part of the I-70/71 project to improve safety and reduce congestion in downtown Columbus. Total project cost is $86 million. Construction date under Jobs and Transportation Plan is 2017 and without this plan would not have started until 2023. Time saved is six years.
b. Franklin County I-70/71 – Phase 2 (East Interchange) as part of the reconstruction and widening of I-70 and I-71 near Children’s Hospital. Total project cost is $235.6 million. Construction date under Jobs and Transportation Plan is 2017 and without this plan would not have started until 2019. Time saved is two years.
c. Franklin County I-70 – Construct a new storm sewer along I-70. Total project cost is $4 million. Construction date under Jobs and Transportation Plan is 2014 and without this plan would not have started until 2019. Time saved is five years.

5. Fairfield County U.S. Route 33 – Add a new interchange on U.S. 33 in Carroll at Winchester Rd. Total project cost is $48.7 million. Construction date under Jobs and Transportation Plan is 2015 and without this plan would not have started until after 2027. Time saved is 12 years.

6. Franklin County I-270/U.S. 33 – Phase 1 of the reconstruction of the I-270 and U.S. 33 interchange to increase safety and ease congestion. Total project cost is $93.8 million. Construction date under Jobs and Transportation Plan is 2015 and without this plan would not have started until after 2027. Time saved is 12 years.

7. Scioto County Portsmouth Bypass – Construction of a new bypass around the city of Portsmouth. Total project cost is $440.5 million. Construction date under Jobs and Transportation Plan is 2014, which keeps the project on schedule.

 
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