Congressman Bob Gibbs

Representing the 7th District of Ohio

Congressman Gibbs Applauds ODOT’s Access Ohio 2040 Transportation Plan

March 7, 2014
Press Release

Washington D.C.—Congressman Bob Gibbs released the following statement regarding the Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) draft Access Ohio 2040 Transportation Plan (AO40) response to public comments:

“On January 15th I sent a letter to Governor John Kasich on the importance of improving and maintaining Northeast Ohio’s transportation infrastructure.  After hearing the concerns of my constituents that Northeast Ohio was not properly recognized in the original draft plan, I am pleased that ODOT has adopted the recommendations contained in my letter.  ODOT has decided to ‘upgrade the status of I-77 to a corridor of national significance and include U.S.-30 as a corridor of statewide significance.’  Along with the upgraded status of both I-77 and U.S.-30, ODOT will continue to work to extend U.S.-30 from the Trump Road Interchange east to the U.S. /S.R. 33 interchange by conducting studies and working with local officials on designs. Lastly, ODOT will also correct map errors that excluded the Navarre Intermodal Facility and the Wellsville Port from the Strategic Transportation System (STS) map. Planning for Northeast Ohio’s future transportation needs is particularly important with the recent expansion of the oil and gas industry. These changes will continue to help Northeast Ohio by recognizing its economic significance and improving our competitiveness within the state.”

Attachments:

  • Congressman Gibbs letter to Governor John Kasich 1/15/2014
  • ODOT’s response to Congressman Gibbs’ letter 3/5/2014

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