The Ohio Turnpike was in danger of being privatized just a year ago and the Ohio Farmers Union was one of several statewide interest or consumer groups to register a protest. The turnpike was not privatized and there has been an infusion of cash from selling bonds – so what’s Ohio Turnpike Commission funding?
The commission announced its $110 million 2014 capital budget earlier this week – here’s the overview:
Completion of the Lucas County third lane project, from milepost 59.2 to 64.1 will go forward with over $21 million in funding. To the east in Sandusky and Cuyahoga Counties, nearly $31 million in pavement replacement has been funded. The commission said these two projects are planned to continue in 2015 and will require a further $28 million for that second and final phase. East and westbound lanes will be affected in both counties.
Nearly $9 million will be spent on bridge repairs and resurfacing at various locations on the turnpike in 2014.
You can take a look at the entire 2014 capital budget here.