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Kasich’s transportation plan would put $2 billion into state’s economy

COLUMBUS — Gov. John R. Kasich’s “Jobs and Transportation Plan” enters its third year with a projected investment of more than $2 billion in the state’s infrastructure, economy and jobs over the next several years.

Some of the major projects included in the plan:

• Constructing a new interchange at State Route 16 and Cherry Valley Road in Licking County

• Advancing the next phase of the Interstate 270/State Route 315/U.S. Route 23 reconstruction project in Franklin County

• Adding a third lane on Interstate 70 from U.S. Route 68 and State Route 72 in Clark County

• Reconstructing Interstate 70 at U.S. Route 40 and State Route 331 in Belmont County

• Upgrading the interchange at Interstate 71 and Western Row Road in Warren County

The governor’s plan was kicked-off in 2013 and quickly invested more than a billion dollars in state infrastructure spending. Projects launched this past construction season, which are currently underway include the:

• Portsmouth Bypass in southeast Ohio

• MLK Boulevard interchange in southwest Ohio

• Widening of I-75 in northwest Ohio

• Expansion of I-80 in eastern Ohio

• The North Outerbelt project in central Ohio

• Innerbelt Bridge in Cleveland

• Opportunity Corridor in Cleveland

For more information, contact: Matt Bruning, ODOT Press Secretary, at 614-466-6906, mbruning@dot.state.oh.us or your local ODOT District Communications Office.