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Fairfield County Receives Over 250,000 Dollars for Southern Gateway Project in Lancaster


The Central Ohio Rural Planning Organization (CORPO) has released a list of proposed transportation projects to collectively receive $1,102,426 in federal funds during state fiscal years 2024 and 2025. CORPO is seeking public comment on the proposed projects through 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2023.  

CORPO received three requests for funding for transportation projects from three counties in the CORPO transportation planning area. The CORPO funds selection committee evaluated the submissions to determine alignment with the adopted CORPO Transportation Plan goals and objectives and ultimately recommended funding all three submissions at their full request. 

The following projects are proposed for funding commitment.

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“Before making any final decisions, it’s important for residents to have the opportunity to weigh in on the proposed projects since their quality of life is most impacted,” said CORPO Senior Planner Mary Turner. “Public input ensures that decisions are well informed and consider a wide range of perspectives, concerns, and insights that we may not be aware of without this engagement.”

In July and early August, CORPO solicited projects to receive transportation funding in the CORPO transportation planning area, which encompasses the following seven counties: Fairfield County, Knox County, Madison County, Marion County, Morrow County, Pickaway County, and Union County.  

These funds may be used for construction, expansion, reconstruction, preliminary engineering, right of way, or preservation of roads and bridges on any public road; capital costs for public transit and bus terminals; bicycle and pedestrian facilities; and other transportation-related activities.  

“We are excited to be able to provide these critical transportation funds through CORPO to projects in these communities,” said MORPC Transportation Director Nick Gill.