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Gavarone Announces Funds for Critical Bridge Projects

February 9, 2024
Theresa Gavarone News

COLUMBUS—State Senator Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) today announced that the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has awarded the City of Toledo $1,622,107 and the City of Norwalk $4,289,112 to complete critical local bridge updates.

"Both of these cities are receiving this funding for the first-time and they will use it to complete major construction projects that will benefit everyone in Lucas and Huron counties," Gavarone said. "This work will keep our local drivers and pedestrians safe on our roadways."

The City of Toledo will use its funding in fiscal year 2024 to update the Cherry Street lift bridge and install a new multi-use path over the Maumee River. Norwalk's funding will be utilized to rehabilitate the Linwood Avenue bridge by replacing the deck, constructing new sidewalks, railing, and vandal protection fencing. Preliminary engineering for this project will occur in 2024 with construction anticipated in fiscal year 2027. 

Nearly $59.5 million will be awarded to support 17 bridge projects in 12 counties as part of ODOT’s Local Major Bridge Program. These projects include lift bridge updates, deck replacements, new lighting and fencing, new bridge design, road resurfacing, sidewalks, and mechanical and electrical system repairs. ODOT will fund up to 80% of eligible costs for all phases of the projects receiving awards.