The City of Sandusky submitted a grant application to the Erie County Metropolitan
Planning Organization (MPO) for financial assistance through the Coronavirus Relief and Response Supplemental Appropriation Act (CRRSA) funding program for Transportation Alternative (TA) type projects for funding construction in the State Fiscal Year 2024. The National Transportation Act has made Federal funds available for use by Local Public Authorities (LPAs), like Sandusky, through the Federal Highway Administration which has designated ODOT as the agency to administer FHWA’s Federal Funding Programs in the state.

The Ohio Revised Code allows ODOT the opportunity to enter into contracts with public authorities like the City of Sandusky to administer the design, qualification of bidders, competitive bid letting, construction, inspection and acceptance of any projects administered by ODOT provided the administration is performed in accordance with Federal and State laws and regulations.

The city was successful in receiving $120,413.00 in grant funding to cover a portion of the eligible proposed improvements within the Meadowood Subdivision. 

This project involves extending concrete sidewalks along East Oldgate Road, Heritage Drive, Fox Run Trail, Fallen Timber Drive, Pioneer Trail and Foxborough Circle. Along these streets there are lots that have not been developed and do not have sidewalks installed that connect to existing sidewalks. The proposed project will install sidewalks to fill-in the gaps in the sidewalks and bring curb ramps into compliance with American Disability Act (ADA) standards. Construction is anticipated to start in April of 2024 and be completed in June of 2024. Access to the existing Foxborough Park along Fox Run Trail will be maintained throughout the construction phase of the project.

The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried-out by ODOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 11, 2015, and executed by FHWA and ODOT. 

Written comment concerning the proposed project may be mailed to Jane Cullen, 
Assistant City Engineer, 240 Columbus Avenue., Sandusky, Ohio 44870 or by e-mail at jcullen@cityofsandusky.com. Any comments must be received by Thursday, February 9, 2023.

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