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$77 million worth of road work approved

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Safety improvements to Hamilton Road between I-70 and Refugee Road is the largest project to split $77 million in federal transportation funds this summer.

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission Thursday approved nearly 20 new road projects, including safety improvements, road widening work and public transit expansions.

The projects are being paid for with federal funds that will be released over the next two years.

MORPC’s Federal Funding Committee recommended adding the 18 new projects to a list of 31 previously approved.

A total of nearly $233 million in both new and previously committed projects will receive funding.

Among those approved Thursday:

Safety improvements to Hamilton Rd., I-70 to Refugee Rd. ($14.9 million)

Modification of I-70/SR 310 interchange, Etna ($7.6 million)

Widening of Worthington-Galena Rd. from Huntley Rd. to I-270 ($7.1 million)

Modification of I-270/US 33, Dublin ($7.0 million)

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