Nine area transportation projects are among the 149 in Ohio that Gov. Ted Strickland said will be funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Strickland said Thursday that approximately 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 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 resources, he said.

Central Ohio projects on the list include:

Delaware County
$2-million for the city of Delaware's Glenn Parkway extension project.
Franklin County
$14-million for the Rickenbacker Airport access road widening project. $25-million for Columbus' Parsons-Livingston project at Nationwide Children's Hospital. $5.5-million for Columbus' Front Street conversion project. $300,000 for the Ohio Rail Development Commission's Camp Chase railroad bridge rehabilitation project.
Licking County
$1.8-million for Newark's Waterworks Road realignment/reconstruction project. $100,000 for the state Route 79 railroad crossing resurfacing project. $450,000 for Hebron's High Street rehabilitation project.
Union County
$377,000 for the Township Road 99 bridge replacement project.
Strickland said federal transportation stimulus funds totaling $774-million will be spent in nearly every Ohio county. Only Noble County in southeastern Ohio, which did not submit an eligible project, did not receive any funding.

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.