$2.7m Awarded to Alternative Transportation Projects

Photo: Tim Creamer, Hockhocking Adena Bikeway

Photo: Tim Creamer, Hockhocking Adena Bikeway

The Ohio Department of Transportation’s Office of Local Programs recently announced its recommendation of funding for $16.2 million in Transportation Alternatives Program projects across Ohio, including $2.7 million in the Buckeye Hills region. The funding will cover construction between the 2022, 2023, and 2024 State Fiscal Year.

The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) provides funding for projects defined as transportation alternatives, including on- and off-road pedestrian and bicycle facilities, infrastructure projects for improving non-driver access to public transportation and enhanced mobility, community improvement activities, and environmental mitigation; recreational trail program projects; and safe routes to school projects. ODOT’s TAP funds are for those projects sponsored by local governments outside the county boundaries of Metropolitan Planning Organizations

Projects awarded in the BHRC region include the Hockhocking Adena Bikepath Improvements Phase 4 (Athens County); City of Athens Uptown Area Improvements; Middleport to Pomeroy Bike Path (Meigs County); and Village of Chesterhill Streetscape Phase 1 (Morgan County).

Hockhocking Adena Bikepath Improvements Phase 4

  • Award: $262,000

  • Project Description: Preventative pavement maintenance by using a mastic seal on the Hockhocking Adena bikepath.

  • State Fiscal Year: 2022

  • Project Sponsor: Athens County Commission

City of Athens Uptown Area Improvements

  • Award: $1,005,000

  • Project Description: The City of Athens Uptown Area project includes improving the safety of the area for bicycles and pedestrians by adding standard amenities, safety items, and completing pavement marking updates and signal improvements.

  • State Fiscal Year: 2023

  • Project Sponsor: City of Athens

Middleport to Pomeroy Bike Path

  • Award: $787,000

  • Project Description: Continued extension of the trail from Middleport to the Pomeroy River Walk.

  • State Fiscal Year: 2023

  • Project Sponsor: Meigs County Commission

Village of Chesterhill Streetscape Phase 1

  • Award: $650,000

  • Project Description: improve pedestrian access to commercial establishments around the Village and increase parking and traveled roadway areas to reduce accidents and improve safety

  • State Fiscal Year: 2023

  • Project Sponsor: Village of Chesterhill

Learn more about the ODOT Transportation Alternatives Program.

See the full list of 2019 Recommended Projects

Drew Tanner