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File #: 2966-2022    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/27/2022 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 11/21/2022 Final action: 11/23/2022
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Service to execute grant agreements with the Ohio Department of Transportation relative to the Highway Safety Improvement Program, to accept and expend awarded grant funds, and to issue refunds, if necessary, for approved projects. ($0.00)
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) accepted applications to fund projects that address locations with a history of fatal or injury crashes where low-cost safety improvements have failed to solve the problem. The Highway Safety Improvement Program accepts formal safety applications once a year, on August 31; and it accepts abbreviated safety applications four times a year, on March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31. These grants require a 10% local match.

The Department of Public Service submitted applications seeking funds to construct safety improvements at (1) the intersection of Dublin-Granville Road (SR-161) at Busch Boulevard, (2) the intersection of Bethel Road at Dierker Road, and (3) the Gantz Road bridge over I-270. This ordinance will authorize the Director of Public Service to execute project agreements for approved projects, to accept and expend grant funds, and to issue refunds, if necessary, after final accounting is performed or when notified by the Department of Public Service's Division of Design and Construction that a refund can be issued. Separate legislation authorizing the encumbrance and expenditure of capital funds to support the local share of anticipated project costs will be put forth at a later date as needed.

2. EXPECTED PROJECTS
The Department of Public Service submitted applications for the projects listed below:

538022-100000 - Intersection - Busch Blvd at Dublin Granville Road: This project includes improvements to intersection of Dublin Granville Road and Busch Boulevard as well as modifications to the mainline Dublin Granville Road to mitigate crash patterns. The project also includes changes to the south leg of Busch Blvd to mitigate crashes associated with Roche Dr. This project will include widening, signal work, signing, intersection, and striping upgrades. This is a formal safety application, and the total project cost is approximately $3,493,300.00.

598029-100000 - In...

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