The city of Delaware's $2-million Glenn Parkway extension is among 149 projects in Ohio that Gov. Ted Strickland said will be funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

The city of Delaware's $2-million Glenn Parkway extension is among 149 projects in Ohio that Gov. Ted Strickland said will be funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

"This is good news for the city of Delaware," said city spokesman Lee Yoakum.

"Of the thousands of transportation projects submitted for consideration statewide, we feel very fortunate that this one received favorable consideration. Credit goes to the hard work of city staff and, especially, to (Senate president) Senator (Bill) Harris and Governor Strickland."

Glenn Road is a 4.5-mile, multi-phase project on which the city already has spent $10-million, Yoakum said. "This additional support will allow us to continue completion of this important transportation and economic development project."

The city and ODOT will consult on finalizing the next steps forward.

The Delaware Area Transit Agency (DATA) also had several projects approved under recovery act funds allocated through Ohio's Rural Transit Program.

Those projects include:

$81,401 for a base-to-vehicle computerized data and dispatching system.

$7,200 for a new bus shelter.

$33,000 for an ADA accessible mini-van.

$2,700 for maintenance equipment.

$90,200 for capitalized maintenance.

While none of the county's road and bridge projects submitted to ODOT was funded, the county will receive about $1.5-million for repaving projects, county engineer Chris Bauserman said. The county received $1.5-million out of the stimulus funds given to the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission for the Old 3C Highway Bridge rehabilitation.

Strickland said Thursday that about 21,257 jobs will be created by the 149 projects on the Ohio Department of Transportation list.

The selected projects have been prioritized for full or partial funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 resources, he said.

ThisWeek staff writer Candace Preston-Coy contributed to this story.