Roads money to rain in ’10
Stimulus funds for area highway projects could triple next year
Monday, November 30, 2009 3:09 AM
By Bill Bush
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
…In Franklin County this year, the Ohio Department of Transportation awarded about $47.8 million in construction work. For 2010, the number will more than triple to $182.5 million — and it could hit $352.5 million if $170 million in stimulus funding is approved to begin work on the Downtown I-70/71 project, said Brian Hedge, spokesman for the ODOT district in charge of central Ohio.
Oddly, contractors don’t seem so optimistic.