Governor Announces Major Highway Plan

POSTED BY: George Hiotis
Tuesday, August 5, 2003 - 02:02 PM
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Governor Bob Taft has announced a five billion dollar plan to rebuild portions of Ohio’s road system. The ten-year jobs and progress plan could create four-thousand construction jobs but depends on key federal funding that has yet to be approved. Taft says the plan would focus on improving congested and dangerous roads, improving bridges and completing rural routes. In our area the plan calls for the completion of the 161 Corridor between Newark and Columbus. Taft says the state must rebuild its stressed and outdated highway network to ensure Ohio remains the transportation hub of the nation. Taft says the state already has most of the money it needs for the plan.

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