State Supports Infrastructure Projects for 22 Ohio Communities


(OHIO) - 22 of Ohio's communities will be receiving State support to help fund sidewalks, bridges, water and wastewater infrastructure, and public facility improvements.

The Ohio Department of Development awarded grants totaling more than $6 million to 13 communities through the Community Development Critical Infrastructure program and more than $6 million to nine communities through the Neighborhood Revitalization program. The grants will benefit more than 35,000 Ohioans.

Ohio communities receiving grants:

Ashtabula County will receive a $650,000 Neighborhood Revitalization grant to improve public facilities throughout the city of Conneaut. The grant will help replace 400 linear feet of sanitary sewer line, reconstruct sidewalks and ADA curb ramps, and preserve the original brick street surface. Funding will also help the library replace the doors with ADA-compliant automatic sliding doors, install new playground equipment, and demolish a blighted structure to construct a new event space. The project will benefit 10,975 people.

Auglaize County will receive a $750,000 Neighborhood Revitalization grant to help the village of Waynesfield reconstruct 550 linear feet of road, relocate one utility pole, and replace 220 linear feet of storm sewer, 1,100 linear feet of sidewalk, two curb cuts, 1,100 linear feet of water lines, and two fire hydrants. Funding will also help to make updates to the village water tower and upgrades to the wastewater treatment plant equipment. The project will benefit 884 people.

Auglaize County will also receive a $750,000 Neighborhood Revitalization grant to help the village of Buckland construct 9,880 square feet of sidewalk, replace 2,600 linear feet of storm sewer and 16 culverts, resurface 43,128 square feet of parking lot pavement, and install one basketball court and one restroom in the village’s South Park. The project will benefit 305 people.

Champaign County will receive a $500,000 Critical Infrastructure grant to install 2,500 linear feet of water line, eight fire hydrants, and 10 water valves on West Lynn Street. The current four-inch water line was installed in the 1930s and is inadequate to fight fires or isolate areas in case of water line breaks, resulting in community-wide water outages. The project will benefit 271 people.

Coshocton County will receive a $750,000 Neighborhood Revitalization grant to assist the village of West Lafayette with public facility improvements. The grant will help install a basketball court, improve parking, and add playground equipment to the village park. Funding will also help to resurface 5,214 linear feet of road, install 11 streetlights, pave a public parking lot, and install an ADA-compliant ramp. The project will benefit 2,225 people. 

Coshocton County will also receive a $500,000 Critical Infrastructure grant to assist the village of West Lafayette with flood and drainage improvements. The village’s storm sewer main has deteriorated and partially collapsed, causing backups throughout the system. Funding will help replace 1,829 linear feet of storm sewer. The project will benefit 2,225 people.

Defiance County will receive a $750,000 Neighborhood Revitalization grant to help Sherwood Village install 300 linear feet of storm sewer line and eight catch basins, install a walking path at the village park, replace sidewalks, curbs, and gutters along Harrison Street and State Route 127, widen Harrison Street between Elm Street and Defiance Avenue, and pave a parking lot in the village park. The project will benefit 735 people.

Gallia County will receive $500,000 in Critical Infrastructure funds to assist the neighborhood of Tara Estates to replace failing collection lines and manholes. The grant will help to replace 1,312 linear feet of sanitary sewer line, eight manholes, and 50 square feet of pavement.

Greene County will receive a $500,000 Critical Infrastructure grant to replace failing water infrastructure in the village of Spring Valley. Funding will help to replace a corroded and unsanitary water standpipe. The project will benefit 401 people.

Hardin County will receive a $750,000 Neighborhood Revitalization grant to help Ridgeway Village with multiple infrastructure improvement projects. Funding will help repair or replace 10,300 linear feet of sidewalk along Hale Street, Oak Street, and Buck Street and replace 440 linear feet of sidewalk along Main and Hale streets. Funding will also help replace a hazardous electrical junction box at the village’s ballfield and install a basketball court. Significant water and wastewater improvements will be made, including installing 1,261 linear feet of storm line, eight catch basins, three manholes, and a new head wall along with the replacement of a sanitary vault that is at the end of its useful life. The project will benefit 314 people.

Hardin County will receive a $500,000 Critical Infrastructure grant to assist the village of Forest with flood and drainage improvements. The project will install 1,470 linear feet of storm lateral, 2,798 feet of storm sewer, 26 catch basins, and 12 manholes to connect the village to an existing storm sewer, eliminating area flooding. The project will benefit 1,441 people.

Hardin County will also receive a $500,000 Critical Infrastructure grant for the Kenton Flood and Drainage project to replace deteriorating and inadequate storm sewer. The project will replace 3,200 linear feet of curbing, 3,800 linear feet of storm sewer, 200 linear feet of sanitary lines, 19 catch basins and nine manholes. The project will benefit 7,500 people.

Hocking County will receive a $500,000 Critical Infrastructure grant to assist the city of Logan with sewer infrastructure improvements. The project will replace 1,200 linear feet of sewer line and four manholes to address inflow and infiltration issues for 19 households. The project will benefit 60 people.

Jackson County will receive a $750,000 Neighborhood Revitalization grant to assist the village of Oak Hill with water facilities improvement, parks and recreation facilities, fire protection facilities and equipment, and street improvements. The grant will help replace 16 fire hydrants, install 2,080 linear feet of water lines, install four new valves and two new fire hydrants, and restore 1,975 linear feet of roadway. The grant will also help install playground equipment, repair tennis and basketball courts, and install two pickleball courts. The project will benefit 1,685 people.

Jackson County will also receive a $500,000 in Critical Infrastructure grant to assist the city of Jackson with sanitary sewer improvements in the Mitchell Street sewer service area. The extreme infiltration and inflow have led to increased sewer costs for residents and is in violation of EPA requirements. The project will replace 1,900 linear feet of sanitary sewer, 900 linear feet of service lines, and eight manholes.

Logan County will receive a $750,000 Neighborhood Revitalization grant to help the village of Russells Point make water, street, and sidewalk improvements and updates to local park and recreation facilities. The project will improve 1,960 linear feet of sidewalk and 655 linear feet of curb, reconstruct 475 linear feet of sidewalk, and install a crosswalk line and stop line on Main Street. Funding will also help to replace 420 feet of water main, two gate valves, and 120 feet of service branch. Park improvements will install a restroom facility, construct 400 feet of walkway, and install 100 feet of landscaping, one athletic field, and six benches. The project will benefit 1,120 people.

Meigs County will receive a $416,800 in Critical Infrastructure grant for sidewalk improvements in the village of Racine. The project will construct 2,250 linear feet of sidewalk along Yellowbush Road. The project will benefit 59 people.

Mercer County will receive a $750,000 Neighborhood Revitalization grant to help the village of Chickasaw with deteriorating roads and sidewalks and failing water facilities and storm sewer. The grant will help repair 6,800 linear feet of roadway, install two traffic control signs, replace 750 linear feet of sidewalk, 600 linear feet of curb, and 33 curb-cuts with ADA ramps. The grant will also help install 2,450 linear feet of storm sewer, 21 catch basins, and three manholes and replace 4,700 linear feet of water lines, 18 water valves, and five fire hydrants. The project will benefit 157 people.

Perry County will receive a $300,000 Critical Infrastructure grant to assist with flood and drainage improvements in the village of Shawnee. The project will install 13 catch basins, 984 linear feet of storm sewer, 1,165 linear feet of curb, 900 square feet of concrete sidewalks, and curb ramps.

Portage County will receive $253,000 in Critical Infrastructure funding to assist the city of Ravenna with infrastructure improvements to the more than 80-year-old waterline on Pratt Street. The project will replace 900 linear feet of waterline, one fire hydrant, and associated valves. The project will also replace 100 linear feet of sidewalks, four catch basins, and two manholes as well as reconstruct 1,350 linear feet of roadway. The project will benefit 655 people.

Portage County will also receive a $452,100 Critical Infrastructure grant to assist the village of Windham with a waterline replacement project on Maple Grove Road. The project will replace 1,600 linear feet of waterline and install three fire hydrants. The project will benefit 3,575 people.

Richland County will receive a $500,000 Critical Infrastructure grant to assist the village of Plymouth with flood and drainage improvements. The failing storm system is unable to handle water flow, resulting in hazardous standing water and breeding grounds for disease-carrying insects. The project will replace 2,420 linear feet of storm sewer. The project will benefit 509 people.

Van Wert County will receive a $500,000 Critical Infrastructure grant to assist Scott village with flood and drainage infrastructure. The project will install 11,500 linear feet of storm sewer line, 34 catch basins, and two manholes to replace current deteriorated storm drainage structure that leads to frequent flooding and standing water in the area. The project will benefit 283 people.

Washington County will receive a $352,800 Critical Infrastructure grant to assist Adams Township with a bridge replacement project. The existing bridge is more than 60 years old and experiences deck, truss, and gusset failure as well as weight and capacity restrictions. The project will replace the existing single-lane bridge with a two-lane composite box beam bridge. The project will benefit 750 people.

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