City of Dublin and Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission Applaud Action
(DUBLIN, Ohio USA) — Today the state’s Transportation Review Advisory Council (TRAC) awarded $50 million in funds to reconstruct the I-270/US 33 interchange in Dublin, allowing construction to get underway on the $93.8 million interchange by late 2014, years earlier than expected.
TRAC funding comes on top of $25 million from the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, Dublin’s $17.25 million commitment and $1.5 million spent so far by the Ohio Department of Transportation to help develop the project.
“ODOT, MORPC, and our local residents and businesses have been great partners in moving this project forward,” said Dublin City Manager Marsha Grigsby. “The city of Dublin welcomes and applauds this action, which allows us to replace an outdated, unsafe interchange, reduce traffic delays and provide opportunities for continued regional economic growth and job creation.”
“TRAC’s bold action ensures our transportation system can distribute goods and services safely and efficiently to the world’s consumers, which is a critical component of a thriving regional economy,” said MORPC Executive Director William Murdock. “The I-270/US 33 interchange, for example, will help attract 44,600 new jobs and $2.8 billion in investment predicted in this area within 20 years and that will provide benefits throughout Central Ohio.”
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