The Ohio Department of Transportation's Transportation Review Advisory Council (TRAC), a nine-member board responsible for funding all major new capacity projects of more than $12 million, has voted to accept the draft Major New Construction Program List for fiscal years 2014-2017.
TRAC is accepting public comments on the draft list through Jan. 18.
Among the local projects receiving funding are:
- I-75 Mill Creek Expressway, from the Monmouth Street overpass to Mitchell Avenue – including the I-74 interchange ($168.7M): $96.3 million for construction in fiscal year 2021, moved up from 2024;
- Thru the Valley, I-75 between Shepherd Lane and Glendale-Milford Road ($94.3M): $60 million in fiscal year 2016 for construction, moved up from 2021;
- Brent Spence Bridge, I-71/75 between Fort Washington Way and Freeman Avenue ($1B): $47.8 million in fiscal year 2014 for right-of-way acquisition;
- I-75 Mill Creek Expressway, from Mitchell Avenue to the Norwood Lateral ($41.1M): $22.6 million for construction in fiscal year 2021, moved up from 2025;
- Eastern Corridor, Ohio 32 connector from Red Bank Road to Bells Lane ($366M): $3.6 million in fiscal year 2014 for preliminary engineering;
- I-71 Uptown Access Study, Martin Luther King Drive interchange ($70M): $2.4 million in fiscal year 2014 for design and development;
- Thru the Valley, I-75 northbound between Galbraith Road and Shepherd Lane ($100.9M): $1.5 million in fiscal year for design and development;
- Thru the Valley, I-75 southbound between Galbraith Road and Shepherd Lane ($78.8M): $1.2 million in fiscal year 2014 for design and development;
- Thru the Valley, ramps connecting I-75 and Ohio 126 ($66.2M): $1 million in fiscal year 2014 for design and development; and
- Thru the Valley, I-75 between the bridge over Mill Creek and Galbraith Road ($90.6M): $400,000 in fiscal year 2014 for design and development;
The board has committed $170.8 million in funding for 2014 and $39.9 million in funding for 2015.
Previous reading on BC:
Brent Spence advocates building strength, nearing fundraising goal (10/31/12)
Ohio transportation panel begins economic study (10/22/12)
City applies for $2.4M to study MLK interchange (9/25/12)
I-75 Thru the Valley project to begin in 2021, cost $467.4M (9/5/12)
Camp Washington land to be sold for I-75 project (7/6/10)