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Kasich Signs Transportation Budget

Nearly $5 Billion for 1,600 Highway Construction and Maintenance Projects; Includes Three Line-Item Vetoes

COLUMBUS - Today at Daifuku America Corporation in Reynoldsburg (Franklin Co.), Gov. John R. Kasich signed the 2016-2017 Transportation Budget Bill (Sub. H.B. 53) into law. The $5 billion bill helps fund approximately 1,600 projects across Ohio, including expansions to I-71 in Columbus and I-70 in Clark County, the second phase of Cleveland's Opportunity Corridor, upgrades to the I-475/US 20 interchange in Lucas County, a new interchange at Cherry Valley Road in Newark, and the Mill Creek Expressway in Cincinnati.

Other highlights of the new budget include:

  • $600 million to local governments for road and bridge improvements;
  • A new, innovative contracting process to streamline government and save taxpayer dollars;
  • Reforms to driver training that make Ohio roads safer.

Veto Messages
Kasich line-item vetoed three items in Sub. H.B. 53. The veto messages can be found here.