The state’s Transportation Review Advisory Council gave preliminary approval to Gov. John Kasich’s “Jobs and Transportation Plan” that designates $51.5 million to the U.S. Route 33/Interstate 270 project in Dublin.
Kasich’s plan, which is expected to invest $3 billion in highway projects around the state via Ohio Turnpike profits, as well as federal, state and local funds, was given preliminary approval by TRAC on July 25, triggering a public-comment period that ends Aug. 16.
TRAC is expected to finalize a list of construction projects in September.
The $51.5 million designated for the U.S. Route 33/I-270 improvements could wrap up funding for the two-phase project that was estimated to cost about $93.8 million.
Dublin has committed $17 million for the project, and the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission also has designated funds to the project.
Plans for the interchange that has seen few improvements since its construction in the 1970s include the widening of U.S. Route 33 between the interchange and Avery-Muirfield Drive exit and several new ramps to replace the cloverleaf configuration.
For more information on the project, read the Aug. 1 edition of ThisWeek Dublin Villager.