Ohio Announces Stimulus Infrastructure Projects

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Columbus, Ohio (AP) -- Gov. Ted Strickland says 149 infrastructure projects will be fully or partially funded in Ohio using federal economic stimulus money.

Strickland, a Democrat, said Thursday that the spending of $774 million in federal money will create or retain an estimated 21,257 jobs.

The roadway, bridge, pavement and maritime projects will take place in 87 of 88 counties. Strickland says Noble county did not submit a federally eligible project.

Strickland says the stimulus funds are being targeted broadly to benefit all Ohioans, but there will also be region-specific projects targeting particular areas in the state.

Decisions on the spending of another $161 million has been left to regional planning groups in Cleveland, Akron, Dayton, Youngstown, Columbus, Cincinnati, Toledo and Canton.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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  • by susie Location: ohio on Mar 26, 2009 at 01:31 PM
    once again it looks like the businesses are benefiting from this money and not the individuals. What is the deal? To many are loosing jobs and for sure its not bringing them back so why can we as people of the state have a fair share to live off? Does not make any sense.
  • by chuck Location: cleveland, ohio on Mar 26, 2009 at 09:40 AM
    How do we find the information and location of each projects aand the amount of each project that will take place in 87 of 88 counties
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