Ohio greenlights $73 million in traffic safety projects

December 15, 2023

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will invest a combined $73.8 million into statewide traffic projects to increase safety and reduce the risk of crashes. Specifically, the funds will go to 25 projects across 19 counties from FY 2024 through FY 2029.  

The largest funding portion, $46.2 million, will support 14 roundabout construction projects. A Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) study indicated an 80% to 90% drop in serious injury and deadly crashes when roundabouts replace two-way stops or traffic signals, according to state transportation officials.  

Additionally, Fairfield County will receive $8.9 million to build a roundabout on State Road 37, reconstruct a roadway to improve sight distance and add a turn lane and signal to a road in the city of Columbus.

Van Wert County will use $10.9 million to build an overpass, a Reduced Collision U-Turn (RCUT) intersection and a roundabout on State Route 118.

Licking County will use an $8.45 million award to conduct a roundabout construction study and build a roundabout at State Route 310.  

Other big-ticket projects include Portage County using $4.7 million to build a roundabout at State Route 225. Scioto County will invest their $4.1 million portion to realign and relocate intersections at State Route 104.

Lorain County will receive $3.9 million to build a single-lane roundabout at the intersection of State Routes 57 and 83 and install signal, radar detection and overhead signage at a road in the city of Lorain. The city of Green will use $3.5 million to build a roundabout and a shared-use path.

Strategic Partnerships, Inc. can provide information on contract opportunities, plus existing and future government funding. For more information, contact research@spartnerships.com.

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Paul Stinson

Paul Stinson has more than 15 years of journalism experience, including a decade covering the legislative and regulatory affairs of Texas, South Africa, and Germany for an affiliate of Bloomberg, L.P. His experience includes covering voting rights and the sectors of environment, energy, labor, healthcare, and taxes. Stinson joined the team in October as a reporter for SPI’s news publications, which include Government Contracting Pipeline, Texas Government Insider, and the newly-launched Government Market News. He is also a Fulbright Scholar to Germany, and an Arthur F. Burns Fellow. He holds a master’s in journalism from Indiana University.   

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