Attached is a media release announcing the State of Ohio’s intention to fund the right of way acquisition phase for the East Side Railroad Grade Separation Project. The project has been recommended for funding in the 2016-2019 Draft TRAC Project List. This is an important milestone and will allow the engineering staff to acquire property and finish the environmental reviews in 2016, positioning this project for seeking full funding for construction as early as 2018-2019. I stress this is a DRAFT list open to public comment with the TRAC board voting to confirm the final funding list in February. Please see attachment for more details.
J. Howard Elstro
Director of Public Works