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Ohio plans to share $120 million to repair, replace local bridges
Work will begin on some 200 bridges over three years
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT JO INGLES


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ODOT Director Jerry Wray says safety will be a key priority.
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About three-quarters of the 44,000 bridges in Ohio are maintained by counties, cities and townships.

And many of the local bridges are in bad need of repair. So the Ohio Department of Transportation’s director, Jerry Wray, says the state is providing about 120 million dollars to repair and replace more than 200 of those local bridges over the next three years.

 

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“The reason we are able to do this is because of the efficiencies and operating changes that have taken place at the Department of Transportation have allowed us the flexibility to have a program like this.” 

Wray says the bridges chosen for th eprogram were selected because of concerns for safety and high traffic.

An Ohio’s Bridge Partnership Factsheet is available here.

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