Ohio DOT approves $2.5 billion in construction projects

Updated Mar 2, 2015
Progress on Cleveland’s Innerbelt Bridge construction in December 2014. Credit: Erik Drost/FlickrProgress on Cleveland’s Innerbelt Bridge construction in December 2014. Credit: Erik Drost/Flickr

The Ohio Department of Transportation’s Transportation Review Advisory Council (TRAC) has approved roughly $2.5 billion in transportation plan projects and associated jobs over the next 11 years, according a release from the department.

The investment for projects in 2015 total $705.8 million.

The projects are part of Gov. John Kasich’s “Jobs and Transportation Plan” that has been in operation since 2012 and has invested more than $1 billion in infrastructure projects.

Major projects as part of the plan are:

  • Constructing a new interchange at State Route 16 and Cherry Valley Road in Licking County
  • Advancing the next phase of the Interstate 270/State Route 315/U.S. Route 23 reconstruction project in Franklin County
  • Adding a third lane on Interstate 70 from U.S. Route 68 and State Route 72 in Clark County
  • Reconstructing Interstate 70 at U.S. Route 40 and State Route 331 in Belmont County
  • Upgrading the interchange at Interstate 71 and Western Row Road in Warren County

Current projects include:

  • Portsmouth Bypass in southeast Ohio
  • MLK Boulevard interchange in southwest Ohio
  • Widening of I-75 in northwest Ohio
  • Expansion of I-80 in eastern Ohio
  • The North Outerbelt project in central Ohio
  • Innerbelt Bridge in Cleveland
  • Opportunity Corridor in Cleveland

Planned projects for 2015 and subsequent years are available here.