Project Title Requesting Entity Amount Requested Letter of Support Description Safety Benefits Economic Benefits Mobility Benefits Environmental Benefits
Access to CVNP, Summit County Engineer $480,000 Summit County This project is for the planning, design, right-of- Roundabouts are safer for vehicle and Reduced congestion and easier access Constructing a modern Continuous traffic will decrease
Riverview Engineer Alan way acquisition, construction, and construction to the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad roundabout at the Boston
pedestrian traffic. Pedestrians will never stopped traffic at the intersection.
Rd/Boston Mills Rd Brubaker inspection to improve the Riverview Rd. and will enable more cultural, economic,
have to enter the roundabout as crosswalks Mills and Riverview Road As a result, the air quality will
Intersection Boston Mills Rd. intersection and accessibility are set at designated areas before the and community events to take place in intersection will increase improve in the CVNP as
improvement to the Cuyahoga Valley National circle. Roundabouts also have reduced the CVNP. More tourists will be able traffic efficiency by emissions will be reduced.
Park. motor accident rates, making them safer to safely use the many natural and continuous traffic flow into
than typical intersections. cultural opportunities available in the and out of the intersection.
CVNP. This will be utilized by both
Summit County citizens using
the route to travel to work and
by the many tourists visiting
the CVNP each year.
Barber Rd/Clark Mill Norton (City of) $625,000 Mayor Dave Koontz This project request is for the design and This project will optimize the geometry of This project will create approximately This project will increse For this project, the existing
Rd Intersection construction of the intersection realignment, turn the intersection and improve safety by 50 construction jobs. It will provide vehicle volume capacity, safe asphalt pavement at the
Improvements lane improvements, new signage, lane markings, aligning the 2 opposing legs of Clark Mill improved traffic flow and turning traffic movement through the intersection will be scarified and
striping and traffic signal modifications for the Rd. and by providing turning lanes as movements for large delivery trucks intersection, and provide the removed asphalt will be
intersection of Barber Road and Clark Mill Road. appropriate on all 4 legs of this signalized serving the 12 local businesses and increased turning radii for recycled and mixed with the new
The project is focussed at the intersection and intersection. New pavement, signs, lane industries along Clark Mill and Summit large delivery trucks including asphalt. The combined paving
would extend approximately 500 feet on each of markings, striping, and revised signal Road. The improvements will help to semi-trucks. mixture will reduce the need to
the 4 legs of the intersection. timing will increase the volume of traffic retain approximately 200 jobs at these manufacture new asphalt by as
and the safety, as well. facilities. much as 30%. This intersection
improvement project is an integral
part of the Wolf Creek
319(h)grant project which has the
benefits of stream restoration,
riparian protection, and floodplain
enhancement for increased
downstream flood protection.
Baumhart Rd. Rehab Lorain (City of) $2,000,000 Mayor Tony Krasienko This project proposes to rehabilitate a 1.40 mile The rehabiliation of Baumhart Road will This project will support 25 to 50 This project will improve Smoother traffic flow reduces
four lane segment of Baumhart by milling the greatly improve the flow of traffic and construction and commercial jobs. vehicle traffic flow. congestion which results in less
existing asphalt pavement, performing base commerce through the city, decreasing the emissions and fuel use.
repairs, resurfacing with asphaltic concrete, amount of accidents.
handicap ramps, new pavement markings, drainage
work, etc. Included in the work is the planning,
engineering, construction management and
construction of the project.
Brecksville Park and Cleveland RTA $4,484,000 Mayor Hruby This project is to complete the planning, land The facility will remove approximately The economic benefit will be decreased Mobility will be greatly The environment will be enhanced
Ride Facility acquisition, design and construction of the 300 cars from the peak hour vehicle commuting costs for those commuters enhanced by providing transit by reduced congestion and tail-
Brecksville Park & Ride Facility. The proposed volume in the highly congested, high- switching to transit and using the Park capacity in the I-77 corridor pipe emissions from commuters
facility will be located in the highly congested I-77 accident prone I-77 corridor enhancing the & Ride in the I-77 corridor. The design and during the Innerbelt utilizing our buses in the corridor.
corridor near the I-77/Ohio Turnpike/SR-21 safety of the corridor. and construction will preserve or create Bridge Reconstruction that
interchange. 65-70 jobs in the region. will be ongoing when this
project is completed.
Broadview Road Broadview Heights (City $1,000,000 Mayor Sam Alai This project will provide the major reconstruction This project will improve and widen SR The City of Broadview Heights has This project will also provide This project will promote higher
Improvements of) and paving of State Route 176 (Broadview Road) 176 and alleviate safety and congestion commercial centers on the north and a bicycle lane in conjunction air quality by reducing congestion
(North) beginning at State Route 82 (to the south) and problems with the installation of two left south ends of the project. This project with the City Master Health in the addition of the two left turn
ending at Sprague Road (to the north). The turn movements and improved will alleviate congestion problems and and Wellness Initiative, intersection movements.
improvement will provide a bike lane pursuant to signalization. improve roadway conditions enhancing enhancing health and wellness
City of Broadview Heights Health and Wellness the economic growth and development in our community. This will
Ordinance 146-08. of the area. also complete the existing
sidewalks provide safe
pedestrian movement. The
completion of the bicycle lane
and sidewalk will promote
safe travel to the City’s
recreation complex located on
SR 176 in the middle of the
Canton-Akron- Akron METRO $1,600,000 Robert Pfaff, Executive This request is for an alternative analysis and to The completion of this project would This commuter rail project would This commuter rail project It is estimated that nearly 5,000
Cleveland Commuter Director, METRO continue the current authorization under SAFE reduce single occupant vehicles. support 4250 direct construction jobs. would provide greater cars would be removed from our
Rail Project TEA-LU for the commuter rail project connect An additional 3,000-5,000 jobs would mobility in the three county region’s roads, resulting in less
Canton, Akron, and Cleveland. A major be supported by the rail service. area. fuel being consumed and less
investment study was completed on this project. emissions.
However, the recommendations from the region’s
three Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO)
was not consistent. NOACA and SCATS wanted
to progress in evaluating the preferred alternative
emerging from the study. AMATS did not feel the
described alternative was cost effective.
Additional work is needed to re-evaluate the
ridership, cost, and other impacts.
Center Ridge Rd. North Ridgeville (City of) $690,000 State Rep. Matt Lundy This application is for the environmental review of The Center Ridge Road (U.S. 20) Corridor It is estimated that the proposed Center The Center Ridge Road (U.S. The Center Ridge Road (U.S. 20)
(US 20) Corridor a project to construct and widen Center Ridge Widening Project will alleviate congestion Ridge Road (U.S. 20) Corridor 20) Corridor Widening Corridor Widening Project will
Widening Project Road (U.S. 20) from Stoney Ridge Rd. to Lear and decrease the number of auto Widening Project could generate as Project will be reduce traffic reduce air pollution since less gas
Nagle Rd. from three to five lanes accidents.It is common to have conflicting much as $50 million in private delays. Residents will be able will be used by vehicles sitting in
access points throughout the Corridor. development. It will create numerous to walk or bike to their traffic.
Crash studies have indicated that there are jobs for the construction industry. grocery or drug stores, etc.
a preponderance of rear-end and side-
swipe crashes which can be attributed to
congestion and driveway access
management. The analyses of crashes
showed a preponderance of rear-end and
side swipe crashes. The conclusion
derived is that safety is directly related to
Chester Road Avon (City of) $366,000 Mayor James Smith Plan, design, and engineer the relocation of Currently, Chester Road operates at a level Improved and relocated roadway will Currently existing Chester Project will keep traffic moving
Relocation Chester Road - SR 611 intersection west through of service F during peak hours. Traffic is improve traffic flow and spur additional Road operates at a level of and prevent fuel waste and reduce
vacant property. Construct approximately 0.42 congested, causing difficulty for any safety private development in the area. At service F during peak hours. emissions from idling vehicles.
miles of new roadway and utilities. vehicles that may need to access or pass least 20 full time jobs would be created Project will improve level of
through the area. for construction of project, and service and reduce congestion.
additional jobs will be created through
Citywide Brunswick (City of) $589,373 City Manager Bob The Brunswick Citywide Signalization Project Safety benefits include installation Economic development benefits Mobility benefits include the Environmental benefits include
Signalization Project Zienkowski includes the removal and replacement of traffic emergency vehicle pre-emption, battery include the reduction of congestion central synchronization of the the savings of fuel and reduction
signals and control systems at 25 locations backup of key signalized intersections, and more efficient flow of traffic entire traffic signal system of exhaust gases due to traffic
throughout the city. This project will greatly ADA improvements and brighter LED along State Route 303 to and from with the City of Brunswick via congestion. Pedestrian
improve public safety, ease traffic congestion and lights. the I-71 interchange. Reduced a central command post within improvements at each intersection
reduce on-going maintenance costs. The project congestion will entice increase the Police Department. will also promote the ability to
includes upgrading traffic signals at 24 business activity at this key northern Central control will allow the walk to destinations.
intersections, installation of a new signal at 1 Medina County interchange. city to react to unique
intersection, emergency signals at three fire/police situations or events very
stations, emergency vehicle preemption at 23 quickly by adjusting signal
locations, detection for the sight impaired at 3 timings as the traffic
locations, an interconnect system and a central conditions at any given time
monitoring and control station. This project will warrant.
also address ADA access issues at each
intersection. Construction of this project will be
administered by ODOT, has a PID number and
Stage 3 plans are currently under development.
Enclosed Pedestrian Cuyahoga County $2,800,000 County Commissioner The weather in Cleveland, Ohio during The Rock Hall and Great Lakes Science The pedestrian walkway will “Green” building principles will
Walkway Tim Hagan the months of January through March Center estimated that an enclosed provide a safer access between be used, such as high efficiency
often has sub-zero temperatures and winds connector passage will increase their GLSC and the Rock Hall windows and low emission paints
in excess of 50 mph and icy conditions at overall attendance by 20 percent or during the winter months for or finishes. The roof will be a
water’s edge due to proximity to Lake Erie more from January through March, pedestrians and visitors. green design: the roof will be
resulting in hazardous, even dangerous, which would result in a net increase of covered by grass. The goal is to
conditions for pedestrian crossing. approximately 3,060 visitors. If roughly achieve LEED silver certification.
half of them reside outside of Ohio, the
economic impact is estimated at
$1,499,400. Approximately 76 design
and construction jobs will be supported.
Goodyear/Market St. Akron METRO $28,000,000 Robert Pfaff, Executive This project will develop and deploy a Bus Rapid This project will reduce the number of This project will support 700 direct This would provide greater Nearly 1,000 cars would be
Corridor Bus Rapid Director, METRO Transit (BRT) service to East/West Market Street single occupant vehicles on the road. construction jobs. An additional 1000 mobility in a three county removed from the region’s roads
Transit Project and the Goodyear redevelopment area. This jobs would be supported by the transit area. reducing oil consumption and
project seeks to fund the build out and vehicle service related emissions.
purchase for the corridor.
I-277-I-77 Corridors Akron (City of) $5,000,000 Mayor Don Plusquellic Funding is being requested for a planning, Current crashes at the Broadway This project will support 50 The improved interchanges on This project will reduce
Broadway Main environmental and design of an upgraded Street/Main Street Interchange total 40, construction jobs. This project the I-76/I-77 interstate at the congestion at this interchange
Interchange Upgrade interchange on I-277I-77 at Broadway Street /Main and, at the adjacent Wolf Ledges/Grant promotes economic development due to Broadway/Main and Wolf thereby improving air quality.
Street. This project is part of the larger Central Street interchanges, the accidents total 101 its proximity to the Bridgestone Tech Ledges/Grant Street will
Interchange corridor upgrade, a $122M project due to the short weave distances. Center. Bridgestone has committed to improve access to the Central
that was canceled by ODOT last year. The safety Interchange reconstruction at stay in Akron and keep its associated interchange by reducing
of this interchange is a concern for the City of Broadway/Main will not only improve jobs here. The I-277 /I-77 Corridor weaves on the mainline.
Akron and it is desired that this Broadway safety at that interchange, but it will close improves access from the Tech Center
Street/MainStreet interchange is reconstructed for the Wolf Ledges/Grant Street to the Interstate.
safety reasons even if the Central Interchange interchanges, eliminating the short
cannot be reconstructed at this time. Design is weaves. Both interchanges are well above
estimated at $5M and construction at $25M. the Urban Interstate Average for crashes.
I-76 - Martha Ave. Akron (City of) $2,000,000 Mayor Don Plusquellic This project is to study and design a new This project will help create a new exit This is part of the Goodyear This project will improve The reduction of congestion will
Interchange Study interchange near Marth Avenue on I-76. This is ramp from I-76 to Martha Avenue, which Redevelopment project, an $800 vehicle traffic and reduce reduce emissions and fuel
the primary access point to the Goodyear will provide better traffic access to a major million public-private partnership that congestion. consumption.
Redevelopment Area. The current interchange source of employment and the associated allows for the retention of over 2000
configuration does not allow for easy access to developed campus. jobs and will spur additional jobs from
prime areas of development. the related development.
I-77 and State Route Broadview Heights (City $5,000,000 Mayor Sam Alai This project will include design and construction This project will eliminate safety and This improvement will enhance current This project will manage the This project will promote higher
82 Interchange of) of both the eastbound and westbound exit ramps congestion issues on the exit ramps of I-77 and potential development that is existing traffic flow and air quality by reducing congestion
Modification off of southbound I-77. There will be minor and State Route 82. The change in proposed on adjacent land. I-77 is reduce congestion caused by and assist in current storm water
improvements on I-77 to increase storage for the configuration and added signalization will currently being improved to handle the current ramp management initiatives.
westbound off-ramp reconfiguration. promote the safe operation of vehicular increased traffic flow on the mainline configuration, thereby
Improvements will be completed on State Route 82 traffic at the interchange. which will add to the current safety and improving air quality. The
to manage the reconfiguration of the ramps. No congestion at this interchange. reconfiguration of the ramps
additional right of way will need to be acquired. Proposed development including a will provide the increased
large medical office building and major capacity that will be required
retail at the intersection will also by the impending
overburden the interchange. Immediate development. The
improvements may produce upwards of reconfiguration will provide
5000 jobs. improved access to
development and proposed
development on the north and
south sides of Route 82.
Lake Link Trail and Cuyahoga County $12,000,000 Mayor Jackson This funding is for the design, construction, and By separating pedestrians and bicyclists The design and construction of this This project will address the The Lakefront Connector Bridge
Lakefront Connector property acquisition for the Lake Link Trail and from automobile traffic and trains, project will create approximately 400 lack of greenspace and access provides direct pedestrian and
Bridge Lakefront Connector Bridge. These presently residents of Cleveland and visitors to new jobs in surveying, engineering, to Lake Erie by residents of bicycle access from Downtown
unfunded projects are a part of the ongoing design Northeast Ohio may safely access the planning, and construction. New and Ohio City, Tremont, and Cleveland to the natural shore of
and construction of the extension of the Towpath Towpath Trail and Lake Erie. The only redevelopment efforts spurred by this public housing residents in the Lake Erie (reducing three-mile car
Trail and Greenway (see accompanying map). non-vehicular access from Downtown project are expected to create 750-1000 Cuyahoga Metropolitan trips to Wendy Park). The Lake
Acquisition of 90% of the property needed for the Cleveland to Wendy Park and the natural permanent retail, hospitality, and white- Housing Authority’s Link Trail will include natural
Lake Link Trail is currently underway, made shoreline of Lake Erie presently requires collar jobs. Further construction along Lakeview Terrace and areas for managing stormwater
possible by $1.3 million from the State of Ohio more than a dozen street crossings along a the West Bank of the Flats depends on Riverview Tower. Likewise, from urban runoff and create a
“Clean Ohio” program. three mile route, whereas this project will the completion of this project. residents and workers in habitat for native plants and
decrease the street crossings to three along Downtown Cleveland and wildlife in a highly urbanized
a half-mile route. near-westside neighborhoods area. Public access to Lake Erie
will have access to the and the natural area improvements
Towpath Trail and Greenway, also increases awareness of the
which will connect Cleveland importance of ecological
to the Cuyahoga Valley preservation and restoration.
National Park, Akron, and
south all the way to New
Lear Nagle Road North Ridgeville (City of) $9,200,000 State Rep. Matt Lundy This project is to reconstruct and widen Lear The project will result in a decrease in Improvements to the roadway will This project will reduce traffic The reduced traffic delays will
Reconstruction and Nagle Road from Center Ridge Rd. to Lorain Rd. congestion and accidents. encourage further economic growth in delays. reduce emissions and fuel
Widening Project from two to four lanes. Turn lanes will also be North Ridgeville's commercial area. consumption.
added on Chestnut Ridge Road. The funding will The proposed project may generate as
be used to construct and acquire right of way. many as 100 temporary construction
Lorain & Ashland Lorain County $9,400,000 Commissioner Ted Kalo This project is for the right of way acquisition and The Lorain & Ashland County North- This project will support 30 to 50 This project will allow for Allowing commercial freight to
County North-South construction of a roadway from the City of Lorain South Roadway will eliminate heavy construction jobs. When complete, commercial freight to move move quicker will result in a
Roadway south to S.R. 10/US20. The preliminary traffic and truck traffic on our small commercial freight will be moved quicker, removes heavy traffic reduction of emissions and oil
engineering for this project is complete. ancillary roads. quicker and the western portion of and truck traffic from our consumption from congestion.
Lorain County may see additional small ancillary roads and will
development. An estimated 30 – 50 allow easy access for all
construction jobs will be need in order vehicles.
to complete Phase 1 work.
Lorain County Lorain County $7,000,000 Commissioner Ted Kalo This project is for the planning, design, The Spur Road will allow the Lorain This Spur Road will enhance Lorain The spur road will provide a The Spur Road will relieve congest
Regional Airport, engineering, site preparation, and construction of county Regional Airport to be a reliever County and the Lorain County Regional convenient connection of the
Spur Road an asphalt roadway that will link the Lorain Airport Industrial Park by providing
airport to the already congested Cleveland interstate roadways to the
County Regional Airport and its Aviation-Related Hopkins Airport. convenient access to State Route 10/I- Lorain County Regional
Industrial Park Site to State Route 10/I-480 480. The construction alone will bring Airport, thereby, enhancing
divided highway system. 30 to 50 jobs to our region, and after mobility between road way
completion, there is an unlimited and air way freight haulers.
amount of future growth that can come
with making the Airport more
Lorain Heritage Lorain Port Authority $6,837,014 Mayor Tony Krasienko This project is for the development, operation, and The Lorain Heritage Streetcar line will The Lorain Heritage Streetcar Project The Lorain Heritage Streetcar The Lorain Heritage Streetcar
Streetcar Project maintenance of Lorain Heritage Streetcar System provide more efficient means of public will create 14 jobs. The project will provides more efficient means reduces traffic congestion and
including; equipment, track, overhead wire, power accessibility during festival events. spur redevelopment in downtown of access to the waterfront and automobile traffic. The streetcar
supply, maintenance, storage facility. Lorain by connecting 21 blocks of a proposed educational will also provide research
commercial development to the campus to the south, thereby opportunities for 2nd and 3rd
waterfront. reducing the effect of the generation light rail vehicles.
current 21 block
transportation and commercial
METRO Regional Akron METRO $27,900,000 Robert Pfaff, Executive This project seeks to replace 79 large buses and 70 The new buses would reduce single Akron METRO estimates that 1300 The new buses would assist Akron METRO estimates that
Transit Authority Director, METRO small buses in Summit County operated by Akron occupant vehicles, improving congestion direct manufacturing jobs would be citizens throughout Summit nearly 22,000 cars are kept off the
Bus Replacement METRO. and possibly reducing the number of auto retained to manufacture the new buses. County maintain access to road by buses through the multiple
accidents. quality public transportation. transit systems that operate
throughout the State of Ohio.
Keeping these cars off the road
reduces emissions and fuel
Oberlin Ave. Rehab Lorain (City of) $2,000,000 Mayor Tony Krasienko The project proposes to rehabilitate a 1.78 mile The rehabiliation and introduction of a This project will support 50 to 100 This project will improve Smoother traffic flow and the
Part 2 segment of Oberline Avenue from West 30th St. to new three lane section of the roadway will construction and commercial jobs. traffic flow while improving reduction of congestion will lessen
West Erie Ave. - U.S. 6 by milling the existing greatly improve the flow of traffic and turning movements with the emissions and fuel use.
asphalt pavement, performing base repairs, commerce through the city and decrease new third lane.
resurfacing with asphaltic concrete, curb the number of accidents.
replacement, handicap ramps, new pavement
markings, restriping to a three lane section,
drainage work, etc. Included in the work is the
planning, engineering, construction management
and construction of the project.
Ohio & Erie Canal Ohio & Erie Canalway $2,000,000 Executive Russ Pry This project will develop and construct a trailhead The Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath The Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath The Ohio & Erie Canal The Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath
Towpath Coalition/City of for hikers and bicyclists and provide for the design Trail/Confluence Park Project provides Trail/Confluence Park Project is a free Towpath Trail/Confluence Trail/Confluence Park Project
Trail/Confluence Akron/Summit and development of a lock connecting the Ohio & safe access to neighborhoods, churches, community resource that provides Park Project encourages the encourages the use of
Park Project County/Metro Parks Erie Canal to the Portage Lakes at Long Lake and grocery stores and schools to children, children, individuals and families of all use of environmentally environmentally friendly modes of
canoe launch facilities in Coventry Township, City individuals and families in the 13th abilities the opportunity to experience friendly modes of transportation, including hiking,
of Barberton and City of Akron. The Ohio & Erie Congressional District. the natural, historical and natural transportation, including bicycling and canoeing, that
Canal Towpath Trail/Confluence Park Project is a resources along the Ohio & Erie Canal hiking, bicycling and decreases the use of roads and
multi-model hiking, bicycling and canoeing trail and Towpath Trail. canoeing, that decreases the highways for transportation.
that connects the City of Barberton, City of Akron, use of roads and highways for Users of the Ohio & Erie Canal
Coventry Township and the Portage Lakes State transportation. Users of the Towpath Trail and Water Trail
Park with the new Bridgestone Technology Park. Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath lead healthier lifestyles, are more
Trail and Water Trail lead productive workers and have
healthier lifestyles, are more lower health care costs.
productive workers and have
Ohio State Route Brunswick (City of) $3,420,000 City Manager Bob The Ohio State Route 303 Pavement Resurfacing Safety benefits include the removal of Economic development benefits The proposed project will Environmental benefits include
303 Pavement Zienkowski Project will begin at the intersection of S.R. 303 uneven and deteriorated pavement include the creation of 100 jobs and significantly increase the savings of fuel and
Resurfacing Project and West 130th Street, the east corporation line of areas, pedestrian improvements and increased business activity pedestrian mobility reduction of exhaust gases due
the City of Brunswick, and will extend westward new signage. The grinding and surrounding the I-71 interchange between the industrial to traffic congestion caused by
approximately 3.8 miles to its intersection with the resurfacing of the roadway will also due to a more efficient and safer areas east of I-71 to the poor roadway conditions.
west corporation line of the City of Brunswick and allow the re-creation of an acceptable flow of traffic along State Route commercial areas, schools Pedestrian improvements will
will include improvements at the I-71 and S.R. 303 cross slope that will insure proper 303. and medical facilities west also promote the ability to walk
interchange. Activities associated with the project roadway drainage. of I-71 along the S.R. 303 to destinations.
will include field surveying, base mapping, corridor. A sidewalk will
engineering design, plan production, utility be installed as part of this
location, subsurface investigations, right-of-way project in that area where
verification, right-of-way acquisition, utility one does not exist at this
relocation and construction of the designated time.
Pearl Ave. Rehab Lorain (City of) $1,500,000 Mayor Tony Krasienko The project will rehabilitate a 1.39 mile two lane Pearl is a major artery through the This project will support 25 to 50 This project will improve The decrease in congestion will
segment of Pearl Avenue by cold recycling the southeast section of the City of Lorain. construction and commercial jobs. vehicle traffic flow. reduce emissions and fuel
existing asphalt pavement, performing base The rehabilitation of the roadway will consumption.
repairs, resurfacing with asphaltic concrete, greatly improve the flow of traffic and
handicap ramps, new pavement markings, drainage commerce through the city, resulting in
work, etc. Included in the work is the planning, less accidents.
engineering, construction management and
construction of the project.
Pearl Road Strongsville (City of) $6,000,000 Mayor Tom Perciak This project request is to construct and widen Pearl This portion of Pearl Road has more The City of Strongsville estimates that The continuous center left The traffic signal timing
Widening Road in Strongsville, Ohio. This project includes accidents than the statewide average due 100 jobs will be created by this project. turn lane and additional adjustments and the improvement
the removal of the two lane asphalt road and to the number of vehicle and lack of The widening will also benefit the through lanes eliminate the of vehicle flow will decrease
replacing it with a new five lane concrete roadway turning lanes. The proposed continuous number of existing businesses located stopping of vehicles and all for emissions and fuel consumption.
with sidewalks and curbs. center left turn lane and additional through along the project corridor. traffice to flow smoothly. In The existing signals will be
lanes will allow for safer mobility. addition, traffic signal timing replaced with Light Emitting
adjustments will increase Diode (LED) signals which are
mobility. more efficient and require less
Portage Lakes Drive Summit County Engineer $800,000 Summit County Portions of Portage Lakes Drive are deteriorating, This project will provide sidewalks on Portage Lakes Drive is one of the main Currently, sidewalks exist on Storm water run off currently
Improvement Engineer Alan causing parts of the roadway to fall into the both sides of the street for pedestrians, roads that feeds the Portage Lakes area. only one side of the street. flows directly into the various
Environmental Study Brubaker Portage Lakes. To address this problem, a major provide safe access to the water edge, and Portage Lakes is a mix of recreational, Adding sidewalks and lakes. Providing curb section with
and Preliminary study is needed to determine how best to approach improve the intersections at Portage Lakes residential, and commercial enhancements will provide storm sewers will reduce the
Design the situation. Many factors, including and Turkeyfoot Road. establishments, making it a desirable greater mobility, provide for amount of pollutants that
environmental, are critical to ensuring the integrity destination for Summit County visitors the better flow of traffic, discharge into the Lakes.
of the Portage Lakes system. This project is for the and residents. Improving this road provide spaces for cyclists and Providing a smoother flow of
preliminary design and the geotechnical and would increase the beauty of the area, improve handicap traffic will improve air quality and
environmental studies necessary to move forward drawing more visitors and tourists, as accessibility. reduce congestion.
with an improvement plan for Portage Lakes well as increasing and improving traffic
Drive. flow. Area businesses would definitely
benefit from the upgrades.
Revere Schools Western Reserve Land $1,040,000 Bath Township This project is for the acquisition and development The project would provide safe off-road According to the Western Reserve The acquisition is directly This project site is directly
Scenic Byway Conservancy (through Administrator William of easements along a State Scenic Byway (CR-47 - pedestrian and bicycle trailside facilities Land Conservancy, open space adjacent to a Proposed Trail adjacent to a Proposed Greenway
Project ODOT) Snow Everett Road) that will be used for pedestrians and and access along a State Scenic Byway. amenities, including access to trails, corridor which runs along CR- and Ecologically Sensitive Area as
bicycles on a proposed trail corridor. bikeways and parks, provide a 47 as identified in the Summit has been identified in the Summit
significant economic benefit for the County General Land Use County General Land Use Plan
community. Homes near open space Plan (2006). The corridor (2006). This project will help to
have higher property values than connects the project site to the directly implement this plan by
similar homes located away from Cuyahoga National Park and permanently preserving a 56-acre
protected open space and many people other trail corridors in parcel which fronts along a State
are willing to pay for this added Richfield Township and Scenic Byway and builds upon
amenity. Preserving home values, in Clinton Township. In addition, and enhances greenway
turn preserves property tax revenues. an AMATS report (2004) recommendations.
identifies CR-47 as a local
bikeway project that would
link to Cleveland Metroparks’
Hinkley Reservation and
Medina County Park District’s
Richard Howe Ohio & Erie Canalway $500,000 City of Akron Funding will be used to construct facilities related The Richard Howe House Towpath Trail The Richard Howe House Towpath The Richard Howe House The Richard Howe House
House Towpath Trail Coalition/City of to the 110-mile Ohio & Erie Canalway trail Trailhead provides safe access to Trail Trailhead is a key part of the Towpath Trail Trailhead is a Towpath Trail Trailhead
Trailhead Akron/Summit County pedestrian and bike path for the trail users at the neighborhoods, churches, grocery stores redevelopment of downtown Akron. free community resource that encourages the use of
Richard Howe House Towpath Trail Trailhead. and schools to children, individuals and Within a 4 block area, the Ohio & Erie provides children, individuals environmentally friendly modes of
families in the 13th Congressional Canal Towpath Trail has stimulated and families of all abilities the transportation, including hiking,
District. over $110,000,000 of public/private opportunity to experience the bicycling and canoeing, that
investment along the Towpath Trail. natural, historical and natural decreases the use of roads and
Since 1996, the Ohio & Erie Canalway resources along the Ohio & highways for transportation.
has leveraged over $300,000,000 of Erie Canal and Towpath Trail. Users of the Ohio & Erie Canal
public/private investment along the Towpath Trail lead healthier
Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail from lifestyles, are more productive
Cleveland to New Philadelphia, Ohio. workers and have lower health
Route 82 Widening North Royalton (City of) $25,970,000 Mayor Stefanik The request is to widen State Route 82 to relieve This project will reduce the accident rate This project will improve access to the This project will improve Reducing congestion and
Project the congestion in this major east west corridor. and improve the response time for safety industrial areas and the Town Center. traffic flow. improving traffic flow will reduce
This section of State Route 82 is the only forces. Current access to the industrial park is emissions and fuel consumption.
remaining unimproved mainline segment between poor and is a deterrent to future
I-71 & I-77, necessitating a new 3/5 lane development. Expanding St. Rt. 82
pavement; Closed, Gravity Drainage System; would elp the development of the Town
Grading; Sidewalks / Drive Aprons; Waterlines; Center District, which may create over
South Main Street Summit County Engineer $4,000,000 Executive Russ Pry This project is for the design, planning, acquiring The project will replace substandard width Fourteen million dollars have been This project will provide Wider roads and left turn bays will
Phase VI right of way, construction and inspection of South lanes as well as providing left turn bays for invested so far on South Main Street, a pedestrian access in an area decrease congestion along the
Main Street, from Lakota Street to Althea Avenue traffic to await breaks in opposing flows. project that has been five years in the where there is currently no corridor, leading to less stop and
in Coventry Township, Ohio. This portion of Plans also call for providing modern traffic making. The highly developed and pedestrian side walk or bicycle go traffic and better air quality.
South Main Street will complete the missing link signals and improved pedestrian safety by crucial corridor is used to connect access. Plans also call for The plan also calls for improved
connecting the City of Green Central Business the addition of sidewalks, pedestrian cross commercial, retail and industrial providing safe locations for access to the Portage Lakes
District with the South side of Akron, along I-277 walks and pedestrian traffic signals. The entities between two progressive pedestrians to cross the recreational area as well as the
corridor serving Northeastern Ohio. project will also provide wider, safer areas communities. More development will streets. The facility also state park.
for existing Metro busses to stop and be possible by increased access to crosses a proposed Metro
board and discharge transit patrons. business by both motorists and Parks hike and bike trail
pedestrians. located at the Feeder Canal
and will improve access to the
area. The project will also
provide wider, safer areas for
existing Metro busses to stop
and board and discharge
SR 619/Turkeyfoot New Franklin $400,000 Mayor Al Bollas This project is for the engineering, construction, The SR-619/TurkeyFoot Rd. Intersection The SR-619/TurkeyFoot Rd. The SR-619/TurkeyFoot Rd. The SR-619/TurkeyFoot Rd.
Rd. Intersection Re- and re-alignment of Turkeyfoot Rd. westerly to Re-Alignment is around Portage Lakes Intersection Re-Alignment project will Intersection Re-Alignment Intersection Re-Alignment project
Alignment align with Point Comfort Dr. creating a and a golf course. In addition to the re- allow an increased flow of activity will eliminate two back to will help to alleviate vehicle
conventional 4 leg signalized intersection. The alignment, sidewalks will be included thru through and around Portage Lakes. back tee intersections and congestion, thus improving the
project includes widening and resurfacing of SR- this heavily utilized pedestrian corridor to This will aid in the local outdoor and improve traffic progression quality of the air.
619 and Point Comfort Dr. for approximately 650’ ensure their safety. recreational economy that has along the east/west arterial
and 200’. Turkeyfoot will be re-aligned developed around th lakes. corridor.
/reconstructed for approximately 600’.
State Road Cuyahoga Falls (City of) $3,646,752 City Engineer Tony This project will include right-of-way acquisition Current lane width and roadway drainage Current economic development has Alternative modes of By improving the drainage
Improvements Demasi and construction of State Road, from Bath Road to is substandard and unsafe. Widening the been hampered by the poor transportation are limited in characteristics of the roadway,
Seasons Road. roadway to standard widths, improving characteristics of the roadway. Cuyahoga Falls. By adding a cleaner water satisfying Phase 2
roadway drainage, and providing a bicycleDevelopers have indicated to the City bicycle lane, more bicyclists Stormwater regulations will be
lane will improve safety. of Cuyahoga Falls a need to improve will use this facility and ease achieved. Also, by coordinating
the roadway, and we are hopeful that congestion and increase the the signals, less delays and better
economic development activity will motor safety. emissions will be achieved.
increase in this corridor once the
roadway is widened
State Street Bridge Akron (City of) $4,000,000 Mayor Don Plusquellic This project includes the design, construction, and This project will replace a bridge that has The State Street Bridge provides a The bridge has components Replacing the bridge will prevent
inspection of the State Street Bridge between reached its useful life. basic connection from the City of that are 86 years old and is future congestion, reducing
South Main Street and Water Street. Akron's downtown city center to the reaching the end of its useful emissions and fuel consumption.
Akron Children's Hospital and YMCA life. Replacing the bridge will
buildings located on the opposite side allow for continued transport
of the Ohio and Erie Canal. The State to State Street.
Street Bridge provides direct access to
the immediately adjacent State Street
parking deck as well as the AAA
Summa Health Summa $4,600,000 Executive Russ Pry This request is for the planning phase to build a Summa is a major provider of emergency Emergency Department expansion Emergency vehicle and The plans for this facility are
System Akron City new Emergency Department(ED) at Summa services, and will be a major coordinator project includes increased employment private vehicles swarm the based in the current space with
Hospital Emergency Hospitals. This new ED necessitates the of services in a mass casualty incident. of both professional and non- hospital’s emergency access expansion into adjacent parking
Department reconfiguration of the federal highway system from The ED will serve the community in professional staff. The new emergency during mass casualty space. There will be minimal
Expansion Route 8 and the surrounding roads that serve as access to care and in a disaster or department estimates that there will be incidents. environmental impact. Additional
the entrance points to the ED. Akron City Hospital community epidemics. Akron City an increase in full-time employees to Planned/coordinated traffic environmental considerations,
is a medical intake area and serves as the tertiary Hospital is the hub of Summa’s 150 from the current FTE number of movement is integral to an such as the potential need for mass
hub for the six hospital Summa Health System, and Emergency Services and Disaster 115. In addition, many constructions effective disaster response. victim decontamination will
has a 20% higher intake than the next largest ED Response. Emergency vehicle traffic must jobs will be saved and/or created in These new configurations will require Summa to provide for
in the 5-county area. This new ED expands the be configured to avoid bottlenecks that order to complete the task. greatly decrease the Akron contained decontamination water
hub that has already begun with a Level I trauma delay needed patient care and rapid return City Hospital’s campus run-off system.
designation and construction of a new, 92 bed of emergency response vehicles. The congestion. Currently, it is
critical care center. The new ED and expansion will allow a 20% increase of the extremely difficult to get in
reconfiguration of the surrounding roads completes ED. and out of the campus,
this transformation. ultimately slowing down
configuration will ease that
congestion and create a direct
route to the emergency
University of Akron University of Akron 4800000 Jolene Molitoris, The Akron University Transportation Center With more than 320,000 crashes each year A highly effective transportation system Traffic delay in Ohio is The Akron UTC has conducted
Transportation Director, ODOT (UTC) was established as a result of SAFETY-LU in Ohio including over one thousand will facilitate efficient operation of responsible for over 250 research on air pollution and
Center to promote transportation research and education fatalities and one hundred thousand critical defense installations and bases, million hours of lost time, highway littering, and will
in Ohio. The mission of the Akron UTC is to injuries, a major focus area of the Akron NASA, as well as the headquarters of which amounts to $500 continue to promote research that
optimize transportation mobility and infrastructure UTC is traffic safety. The project will numerous corporations in Ohio, thus million each year in lost investigates the environmental
management by pooling the excellence of allow the center to conduct further promoting economic development in productivity. This number is impact and benefits in Ohio.
knowledge and expertise currently existing at research on traffic crashes and reduction, the state. expected to double by the year
institutions of higher learning in Ohio. The center and education for responsible and 2020 if the problem is not
focuses on conducting applied research, providing preventive driving. effectively tackled.
quality education to the future transportation
professionals, and disseminating state-of-the-art
knowledge and technology for implementation in
the real world. The theme of the Akron UTC is
Transportation Mobility and Infrastructure
Management, which addresses the challenges
facing the transportation systems in Ohio and it
summarizes the strengths in research and
education existing at The University of Akron and
other participating universities. The center's
research covers the following areas: Safety
Enhancement and Crash Reduction, Traffic
Control and Congestion Mitigation, Data Security,
Emergency and Special Event Management,
Pavement Design, Highway Materials and
Valley Parkway Broadview Heights (City $2,505,000 Alai; Stefanik; Patty The funding will be used to plan, design, construct Once completed, the multipurpose trail This project will provide a This project will promote higher
Multipurpose Path of) Stevens, Chief of and acquire right of way for the Valley Parkway will enhance the economic viability of bicycle/pedestrian path in air quality by promoting
Planning of Metro Multipurpose Trail Connection will complete the existing communities within the region, conjunction with the alternative ways to travel
parks; Hruby, multipurpose trail from Ridge Road in North The Multipurpose Trail will allow bicycle enhance the region’s quality of life, Metroparks Long Range Plan throughout the region.
Brecksville Mayor; Royalton to Route 21 in Brecksville. The and pedestrian traffic to safely move Enhance a community’s identity, and and the City’s Master Health
Kasaris, Councilman improvement will provide a bike lane pursuant to through the Parkway. Currently all bicycle promote a healthier community through and Wellness Initiative,
North Royalton; City of Broadview Heights Health and Wellness and pedestrian traffic must use the planning and environmental linkages enhancing health and wellness
Ordinance 146-08. roadway to travel and intermix with from an integrated transportation in our communities.
automotive traffic. perspective.
Wooster Rd (SR Norton (City of) $300,000 Mayor Dave Koontz This project request is for the design and This project will complete road shoulder This project creates approximately 50 This project will increase For this project, the existing
585) Improvements construction of road improvements and landscape upgrades, repair and replace guar rail, construction jobs. The structural accesibility and safety in the asphalt pavement at the
and Landscape enhancement along Wooster Road(SR 585) install new road signs, and repave and improvements and landscaping SR 21/ Wooster Road intersection will be scarified and
Enhancements beginning on the east at Norton/Barberton strip road. All of this will improve safe enhancements of this interchange road interchange corridor. the removed asphalt will be
corporate line and ending on the southwest gate at conditions for the driver and traffic. with SR21 are a step toward the recycled and mixed with the new
the Summit County/Wayne County line, a distance economic development of the asphalt. The combined paving
of 1.32 miles. The upgrades will include road interchange. Retail, commercial, and mixture will reduce the need to
shoulders, repairing or replacing guar rail, scarify office/industrial uses are proposed at manufacture new asphalt by as
and repave road surfaces, replace road signs, and the interchange and are estimated to much as 30%. Landscaping
stripe the road. Landscape enhancements are create 200 new jobs. This gateway enhancements will improve the
planned, as well. entrance will also assist in advancing visual environment.
economic devlopment in Barberton and