Approval of Revised Transportation Budget Should Help Route 30 Project

COLUMBUS, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – If a House Substitute Transportation Budget introduced last week in Columbus survives, it would likely be the next step in moving the Route 30 freeway extension project forward.

State Senator Kirk Schuring says the bill moves a billion dollars from the state Medicaid program to rural road construction.

And $200 million of that billion would be available to match federal grant money.

Proponents of the “30” freeway extension from Trump Avenue to Route 44 in Osnaburg Township need $18 million to match a federal BUILD grant.

Schuring thinks the project will likely qualify, IF this version of the budget survives the next month.

This development, as the project was again turned down in the latest TRAC round of funding.

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