Funds in place for I-75 projects

A potential lack of money in the federal Highway Trust Fund is not expected to affect three large road projects in the Findlay area, the Ohio Department of Transportation reports.
Current work on the U.S. 224 bridge at Interstate 75, planned work on the U.S. 68/Ohio 15 interchange, and a project to widen I-75 from Findlay north have progressed well and are set to continue, a department spokesman said.
These projects are funded through Ohio Turnpike bonds.
The Associated Press reported earlier this week that the federal government’s Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke, which could set back or shut down projects across the country, including a $381 million effort to modernize I-75 in the Dayton area.
More than a third of that project is being paid with trust fund dollars, AP said.

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