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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

Member Designated House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Projects

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 gun-shot detection system in 2022. This 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
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.

Financial Disclosure Certification

Project Name: City of South Zanesville Critical Needs Water Infrastructure Project
Request Amount: $224,800
Intended Recipient: City of South Zanesville
Recipient Address: 24 E Main Street, South Zanesville, OH 43701
Financial Disclosure Certification
Request Explanation: The funding for this project will be used to fund two emergency generators for the water treatment plant and well field, six water insertion valves, and eight replacement fire hydrants. The two backup generators are important to maintain water supply during power outages, the water insertion valves will allow the Village to better manage the water system during water line breaks or other emergencies, and the fire hydrants will replace units close to or out-of-service.  These are much needed investments for Village resident water supply, reliable delivery, and safety.

Financial Disclosure Certification

Project Name: City of Johnstown Water Recharge and Exploration Study
Request Amount: $1,500,000 
Intended Recipient: City of Johnstown
Recipient Address: 599 S Main Street, Johnstown, OH 43031
Financial Disclosure Certification
Request Explanation: The funding for this project will be used to conduct a hydrogeologic study of existing and potential water supply to ensure regional water supply services will be available to meet existing and future demands in Johnstown, Ohio. Johnstown currently operates a water treatment facility that supplies residents with 1 million gallons of water per day (MGD) from a groundwater source. Recently, Intel announced a major semiconductor manufacturing facility within miles of Johnstown, which will require millions of gallons of water per day. Demand for water resources will be further increased by additional developments supporting the facility, the workforce, and the increasing population of Johnstown. This funding will be used for a hydrological study for current aquifer capacity, potential aquifer expansion, and identification and verification of future well fields. 

Financial Disclosure Certification

Project Name: Interchange Construction Project on I-71 at Sunbury Parkway
Request Amount: $3,000,000
Intended Recipient: Delaware County Engineer’s Office
Recipient Address: 50 Channing Street, Delaware, OH 43015
Financial Disclosure Certification
Request Explanation: This funding would be designated to construct a new interchange on I-71 at Sunbury Parkway south of US 36/SR37 and connect to Sunbury Parkway east of I-71. The project will provide improved access and east-west connectivity for the eastern and central Delaware County. The improvement will support economic development and quality of life for the fastest growing county in the state in an area with the potential for thousands of acres of development. The addition of a new access point will improve safety and reduce congestion by diverting traffic from the existing interchange. This interchange is a critical investment in the region that will address existing and future traffic demands. As the Columbus region grows, more travel and economic activity place an increasing burden on Ohio’s roads, especially along I-71. The proposed modification to the existing interchange would provide better access to the project 6 million square feet of commercial and light industrial development Delaware County is projecting over the next 20 years.   

Financial Disclosure Certification

Project Name: LTID Roadway Improvement Project
Request Amount: $3,700,000
Intended Recipient: Licking County Transportation Improvement District
Recipient Address: 20 S. 2nd Street, Newark, OH 43055
Financial Disclosure Certification
Request Explanation: The funding for this project would allow for improvements and resurfacing of nine miles of county and township roads in Johnstown, Ohio. The roads serve as collectors and are bound by State Routes 310, 37, and 62. The improvements include spot pavement repairs, minor widening, ditching resurfacing, and striping. The current roadways identified by the Licking County Transportation Improvement District are narrow and have asphalt or chip seal surfaces that are in poor condition. These roads desperately need improvement as they will directly surface Intel’s recently announced $20 billion semiconductor chip manufacturing facility in Licking County, Ohio. There is not a single state route directly servicing the Intel site and these rural local roads are the only option for employee, production and delivery traffic entering Intel from the north and the east.

Financial Disclosure Certification

Project Name: Gaysport Bridge Replacement Project
Request Amount: $3,077,222
Intended Recipient: Muskingum County Engineer’s Office
Recipient Address: 155 Rehl Road, Zanesville, OH 43701
Financial Disclosure Certification
Request Explanation: This funding will be used to replace the Gaysport Bridge and replace the super structure (piers) supporting the bridge. This bridge is vital to EMS services in the area and access to the local school district. Last year, the Muskingum County Engineer’s Office was forced to close the bridge due to safety concerns, creating traffic delays for residents across Muskingum County. The current sandstone piers supporting the bridge are over 100-years old and are in urgent need to be replaced. The additional funding will allow for the construction of new piers which would increase the life expectancy of the bridge and minimize future maintenance.

Financial Disclosure Certification

Project Name: Main Street Revitalization Project
Request Amount: $2,500,000
Intended Recipient: City of Mansfield
Recipient Address: 30 N Diamond Street, Mansfield, OH 44902
Financial Disclosure Certification
Request Explanation: Funding for this project will be used to convert a one mile stretch of Main Street from a one-way street to a two-way street system. Main Street is the primary north/south corridor running through Mansfield, and for a one mile stretch in the center of downtown it is a one-way street. It suffers from aging utility infrastructure, multiple safety concerns, and a deteriorated 40-year-old streetscape that does not reflect the energy and revitalization the City of Mansfield is experiencing. This area contains the central business district and includes retail, restaurants, commercial, upper floor residential, a public square, and the transit station. Mansfield is making strategic investments converting the existing one-way network of streets to a two-way street system that better supports the businesses and pedestrian movements in this area. The funding will support the reconstruction of the street, sidewalks, and curbs with high durability materials, enhanced public safety and transit elements, replacement of aging utilities, updated streetscape and significant pedestrian supportive elements.

Financial Disclosure Certification

Project Name: Newark Town Center Structured Parking Facility
Request Amount: $2,000,000 
Intended Recipient: Newark Development Partners
Recipient Address: 42 North Third Street, Newark, OH 43055
Financial Disclosure Certification
Request Explanation: The funding for this project will be used to complete new construction of a structured parking facility in downtown Newark, Ohio. Newark Town Center Structured Parking Facility is a planned 320 space structured parking facility in downtown Newark. The facility will support current residents and visitors who live and work and visit Historic downtown Newark. Additionally, the new structured parking facility will support the redevelopment of the Historic Newark Arcade and new housing projects by providing safe and accessible parking for individuals.

Financial Disclosure Certification

Project Name: The Point Intersection Improvement Project
Request Amount: $4,000,000
Intended Recipient: City of Delaware
Recipient Address: 1 South Sandusky Street, Delaware, OH 43015
Financial Disclosure Certification
Request Explanation: This Funding will alleviate congestion and increase safety along the heavily travelled US 36 and SR 37 freight corridor by increasing the number of vehicular lanes beneath the Norfolk Southern Railroad bridge. This will allow for two lanes of travel in each direction beneath the railroad and the introduction of dedicated pedestrian and bicycle facilities to guarantee expanded travel options to the underserved community. The widened bridge will eliminate the westbound merge on US36 and significantly improve intersection capacity. The new railroad bridge includes room to add a third track to serve the increasing demand for rail-freight movement. Both distribution and manufacturing industries depend upon heavy trucks moving efficiently on this corridor with the City of Delaware seeing as many as 5,000 Class 8 heavy trucks daily, serving the regions’ 136,000 manufacturing jobs. Congestion and delay through the Point Intersection results in increased freight transport costs and ultimately higher prices for goods and services.  When complete, the project will guarantee adequate capacity for both freight and passenger vehicles.

Financial Disclosure Certification

Project Name: Thornwood Drive Improvement Project
Request Amount: $4,300,000
Intended Recipient: City of Newark
Recipient Address: 40 West Main Street, Newark, OH 43055
Financial Disclosure Certification
Request Explanation: This funding will be used to reconstruct approximately 2/3 of a mile of roadway on Thornwood Drive, between River Road and Faye Drive in the western part of Newark. The existing roadway is not capable of safely and efficiently managing the amount and type of traffic currently utilizing this section of the road. The existing roadway is a two-lane, rural type roadway with narrow travel lanes and narrow shoulders. The pavement section is thin, in poor condition, and, perhaps most critical, there are steep grades that are difficult for commercial vehicles to traverse. The project is located in the Thornwood Corridor, which provides workforce and freight access for 5 industrial parks: McMillen, Central Ohio Aerospace & Technology Center, Mid-Ohio Industrial Park, Seminary Ridge Business Park, and the Newark Ohio Industrial Park. The new roadway will have standard width lanes and shoulders and will be cut into the slope of the hill to reduce steep grades. A single-lane modern roundabout will be constructed at the intersection with West Main Street to improve safety and capacity at that intersection.

Financial Disclosure Certification

Project Name: 161 Water Tower Project
Request Amount: $2,134,000
Intended Recipient: Southwest Licking Community Water and Sewer District
Recipient Address: 69 Zellers Lane, Etna, OH 43062
Financial Disclosure Certification
Request Explanation: The funding for this project will be used to support construction of the 161 Water Tower project by the Southwest Licking Community Water and Sewer District. Without this water tower, the area is limited in extending water service. The water tower will allow for drinking water to be provided to the residents of Harrison, Jersey, and St. Albans townships in Licking County, Ohio. These three townships are primarily farmland and single-family residences. The greater availability of water will serve the health, safety, and welfare of the residents.

Financial Disclosure Certification

Member Designated Labor, HHS, and Education Committee Project Funding Requests

Project Name:
Zanesville Close to Home Rural Health Center
Request Amount: $1,000,000
Intended Recipient: Nationwide Children’s’ Hospital
Recipient Address: 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, OH 43205
Request Explanation: This funding would establish a Nationwide Children’s Close to Home rural health center that will bring several pediatric specialty services to Zanesville for the first time. With a new rural health center, primary care providers will have a partner capable of delivering specialty pediatric care and therapies, and families will have access to care in their community, resulting in less time away from work and school. This rural pediatric health center represents a hub for accessing pediatric specialty services in Appalachian Ohio, a region of the state with documented health professional shortages. This project will assist the Appalachian Ohio region that is facing a constellation of issues resulting in a lack of access to pediatric specialty and therapy services.
Financial Disclosure Certification


Member Designated WRDA 2022 Project Funding Requests

Project Name:
Ohio’s Feeder Lake Environmental Restoration
Project Location: Buckeye Lake, Grand Lake St. Mary’s State Park, Guilford Lake, Lake Loramie, Indian Lake
Congressional District: OH-12, OH-04, OH-06, OH 15.
Project Sponsor: Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Requested Amount: $10,000,000
Certification of No Financial Interest

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