Ohio Governor John Kasich has laid-out a 3-billion dollar transportation plan that will speed-up highway and bridge projects around the Buckeye State. These revenues are coming from the sale of Ohio Turnpike bonds, with the major focus on projects in northern Ohio.
Northwest Ohio projects on the transportation improvement list include adding a third lane on I-75 in Wood and Lucas Counties, rebuilding the interchange at I-475 and Central Avenue in Toledo- with a price tag of 59 million dollars, rebuilding the interchange at I-75 and 475 near Perrsyburg at a cost of 176-million dollars, rebuilding the interchange in Findlay at I-75 and route 224 at a cost of 12.5 million dollars. Another proposed project in the region is a railroad separation on McCord Road in Lucas County, near Spring Meadows for 29 million dollars.
The state says many of these projects would have been delayed over a decade with the bond money from the turnpike.