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ODOT to provide $16 million for transportation improvements
Half will go to small cities; half will go to bridge repairs
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT JO INGLES


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ODOT will provide $16 million for transportation improvements across the state.
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The Ohio Department of Transportation is providing $16 million to local communities for transportation improvements.

During the next few months, ODOT will work with local communities to come up with funding needs for two programs – one for small cites, the other to replace local bridges. About $8 million will go to each program.

Leaders in communities with needs for road and bridge work are encouraged to work with ODOT to come up with plans to tap into these dollars.

This might not be the only money for local community projects. In May, voters will be asked to support a nearly $2 billion bond program to fund road, bridge, water and other infrastructure construction and repair projects around the state.

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