Bexley News

Grant for roadway project

Commission puts Bexley in line for $2.98 million

The Ohio Public Works Commission's Public Works Integrating Committee (PWIC) has awarded the city of Bexley $2.98 million for its northeast quadrant roadway project.

On Dec. 14, the committee announced that more than $31 million was being awarded to 14 District 3/Franklin County projects through the State Capital Improvements Program (SCIP) and the Local Transportation Improvements Program (LTIP) for Program Year 27 (2013).

The Ohio Public Works Commission's SCIP and the LTIP made approximately $31 million in loans and grants available to District 3/Franklin County projects. The SCIP and LTIP provide financial assistance to local communities for the improvement of their basic infrastructure systems. Eligible projects include improvements to roads, bridges, culverts, water supply systems, wastewater systems, storm water collection systems, and solid waste disposal facilities.

County, city, village, township and other infrastructure districts located in Franklin County were eligible to apply.

"We were pleased that the ranking of the projects submitted allowed so many agencies to receive funding toward their projects," said Dean Ringle, chairman of the committee. "There were seven different townships, six cities and one village that received funds, along with Franklin County. These sanitary and roadway infrastructure improvements play an important part in keeping our region economically strong for our businesses, and a quality place to live for our residents."

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission provides administrative support for District 3 of the Ohio Public Works Commission including processing and reviewing project grant and loan requests from local governments. After evaluating and scoring the projects, MORPC and PWIC submitted a list of projects to the Ohio Public Works Commission. Final project approval is given by the Ohio Public Works Commission.