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Member Designated Project Requests

Member Designated Transportation and Infrastructure Project Requests

In accordance with House rules, project requests will be posted here as they are submitted to the committee of jurisdiction. Requested projects will be considered by the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee.

Projects funded through the surface transportation authorization will be funded directly from the Highway Trust Fund, and they do not require a separate or subsequent appropriation. Representative Balderson is only requesting projects physically located in Ohio’s 12th Congressional District.

Project Requirements

The Committee requires all Member submissions to include the following information for each project requested:

  • Documentation of whether the project is on the State, Tribal, or territorial transportation improvement program (STIP); and on the metropolitan transportation improvement program (TIP), if applicable
  • Sources of funding for the full share of the cost of the project beyond the amount requested
  • Letter(s) of support from the State department of transportation, or local government, transit agency, or other non-Federal sponsor
  • A description of the process that has been or will be followed to provide an opportunity for public comment on the project
  • Project phase (e.g. Planning, Final Design, Construction)
  • NEPA category of action (e.g. Categorical Exclusion, Environmental Assessment, Environmental Impact Statement)
  • Status of environmental review
  • Whether the project has received Federal funding previously, and if so the source and amount
  • Certification that the Member, their spouse, and other immediate family members do not have a financial interest in the project

Listed below are the projects Congressman Balderson has submitted to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in alphabetical order:

Project Name: Cleveland Avenue Multimodal Facility Project
Project Sponsor: Central Ohio Transit Authority
Project Location: Westerville, OH
Requested Amount: $800,000
Member Certification Form

Project Name: Gaysport Bridge Replacement Project
Project Sponsor: Muskingum County Engineer's Office
Project Location: Philo, OH (SFN 6031307)
Requested Amount: $3,000,000
Member Certification Form

Project Name: Interchange Construction Project on I-71 at Sunbury Parkway
Project Sponsor: Delaware County Transportation Improvement District/Ohio Department of Transportation
Project Location: Sunbury, OH
Requested Amount: $3,000,000
Member Certification Form

Project Name: Main Street Corridor Improvement Plan
Project Sponsor: City of Mansfield
Project Location: Mansfield, OH
Requested Amount: $2,000,000
Member Certification Form

Project Name: The Point Intersection—US 36/SR 37
Project Sponsor: City of Delaware
Project Location: Delaware, OH
Requested Amount: $4,000,000
Member Certification Form

Project Name: Thornwood Crossing Project
Project Sponsor: City of Newark
Project Location: Newark, OH
Requested Amount: $5,000,000
Member Certification Form

Member Designated Appropriations Committee Community Project Funding Requests

For additional information regarding the rules and procedures of Community Project Funding requests, please see the following guidance from the House Appropriations Committee: 


Project Name: Avondale Youth Center
Request Amount: $450,000
Intended Recipient:Muskingum County Children Services Board
Recipient Address: 4155 Roseville Road, Zanesville, OH 43701
Financial Disclosure Certification
Request Explanation: This funding is necessary to allow the Avondale Youth Center to replace old windows with energy efficient windows, replace the antiquated boiler system, and replace faulty window air conditioning units with an upgraded and modern HVAC system. The Avondale Youth Center, located at 4155 Roseville Road, Zanesville, OH 43701, is operated by the Muskingum County Children Services Board and is licensed by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The Center is a co-ed, residential therapeutic center with a 22 bed capacity and provides a comprehensive therapeutic intervention program and safe home to children who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned. The Center provides housing for Muskingum County children between the ages of 10 and 18. This is a responsible use of taxpayer funding as the project will ensure these youth have a quality, safe, and comfortable home.

Project Name: City of Mansfield Division of Police Gun-shot Detection System
Request Amount: $49,500
Intended Recipient: City of Mansfield Division of Police
Recipient Address: 30 North Diamond Street, Mansfield, OH 44902
Financial Disclosure Certification
Request Explanation: This funding would be used to renew the Mansfield Division of Police’s “Shotspotter” gun-shot detection system in 2022. The “Shotspotter” detection system notifies law enforcement officers in the field, as well as dispatchers, of gun shots in an identified area within 60 seconds of the shots being fired. This is a responsible use of taxpayer funding, as the technology has a proven record of increased response times to gun-related calls and assists investigators with much needed data to investigate these types of crimes.

Project Name: City of Pataskala Safe Travel Plan
Request Amount: $135,000
Intended Recipient: City of Pataskala
Recipient Address: 621 W. Broad Street, Pataskala, OH 43062
Financial Disclosure Certification
Request Explanation: This funding would be used to install pedestrian facilities, including sidewalks, crosswalks, accessibility ramps, and signal control upgrades to the intersection of S Township Road and E Broad Street in Pataskala, OH 43062. There has been an increased amount of pedestrian traffic along this intersection, however there is not currently any crosswalks, sidewalks, or accessibility ramps, essentially separating the west and eastsides of S Township Road at E Broad Street. This is a responsible use of taxpayer funding because it will provide significant upgrades to pedestrian and vehicle safety.

Project Name: Franklin County Engineer’s Office Reynoldsburg-New Albany Road at Havens Road Project
Request Amount: $1,500,000
Intended Recipient: Franklin County Engineer’s Office
Recipient Address: 970 Dublin Road, Columbus, OH 43215
Financial Disclosure Certification
Request Explanation: This funding would be used to install a multi-lane roundabout at the intersection of Reynoldsburg-New Albany Road at Havens Road in Blacklick, OH 44047. Additionally, this funding would rehabilitate and widen the existing Havens Road bridge over Blacklick Creek (approx. 400 feet from the intersection) to accommodate pedestrian infrastructure. This is a responsible use of taxpayer funding because the proposed roundabout will eliminate left turn crashes, reduce angle crashes, reduce the severity of crashes due to lower approach speeds, and increase overall safety.

Project Name: Meadow Center Capital Project
Request Amount: $750,000
Intended Recipient: Delaware-Morrow Mental Health and Recovery Services Board
Recipient Address: 40 North Sandusky Street, Suite 301, Delaware, OH 43015
Financial Disclosure Certification
Request Explanation: This funding is necessary for the Delaware-Morrow Mental Health and Recovery Services Board to update and renovate the Meadow Center, an outpatient behavior health facility located at 950 Meadow Drive, Mt. Gilead, OH 43338. The Meadow Center is the primary source of crisis intervention, intervention services, mental health treatment services, and addiction treatment and support services for Morrow County. This project will allow the Meadow Center to update the existing facility to meet code regulations, maximize square footage, add an additional outpatient treatment space, and will allow for a separate crisis entrance to ensure the safety of all clients and staff. Due to increased demand for mental health and addiction services, and the population growth in Central Ohio, the current facility lacks sufficient space for certain adult services, crisis intervention, and assessment services. Additionally, the facility does not have space for child and family treatment programs.

Project Name: Morrow County Sheriff’s Office Radio Communications System
Request Amount: $287,912
Intended Recipient: Morrow County Sheriff’s Office
Recipient Address: 101 Home Road, Mt. Gilead, OH 43338
Financial Disclosure Certification
Request Explanation: This funding is necessary to replace the current MARCS radio system owned by the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office, which is at its end of life. This funding would be used to purchase 66 MARCS radios (36 portable and 30 mobile radios), as well as the proper chargers, audio equipment, and installation. Morrow County is a rural community in Central Ohio, and transmitting and receiving reception for radio communication is a significant problem for the Sheriff’s Office. This is a responsible use of taxpayer funding, as the ability to have continuous radio contact is necessary for the safety and wellbeing of both law enforcement and community as a whole. Additionally, these devices will allow the Sheriff’s Office to have clear and direct communication with state and local law enforcement throughout Ohio.

Project Name: United Way of Delaware County Youth Transitional Housing Project
Request Amount: $750,000
Intended Recipient: United Way of Delaware County, Inc.
Recipient Address: 8999 Gemini Parkway, Delaware, OH 43240
Financial Disclosure Certification
Request Explanation: This funding would be used to acquire and renovate a facility to be used for youth transitional housing for at-risk young adults, ages 18 through 24. This property will provide a temporary home, as well as case management, mental health access, trained adult mentorship, job readiness classes, college application assistance, and general navigation for the young adults as they prepare to enter the workforce or pursue higher education. This housing facility is primarily focused on young adults transitioning out of foster care and need stable transitional housing. This is a responsible use of taxpayer funding because it gives at-risk young adults much-need resources and housing so they can begin their path to long term success.

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