Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Cincinnati approves applications for OPWC grants and loans

Cincinnati City Council has approved unanimously an ordinance allowing the City to apply for up to $16.5 million in grants, loans, and loan assistance from the Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC) for infrastructure improvements.

The City has assembled a local match of $11.5 million from municipal road funds, Hamilton County bridge funds, Tax Increment Financing, SORTA, Xavier University, and the Evanston Community Council.

Loans for water main improvements would be repaid through bond sales and cash reserves.

The projects, slated for 2009, include:

  • Street improvement, Dana Avenue from I-71 to Victory Parkway
  • Street improvement, Madison Road from Brotherton Road to Ridge Avenue
  • Street improvement and bridge replacement, Spring Grove Avenue/Clifton Avenue
  • Bridge replacement, Center Hill Road
  • Landslide correction, Art Museum Drive
  • Landslide correction, Hillside Avenue at Henrietta Avenue
  • Landslide correction, Hillside Avenue at Tyler Avenue
  • Retaining wall improvement, Cummins Street
  • Street rehabilitation, McMillan Street West Safety Improvement and Rehabilitation
  • Street rehabilitation, Hyde Park Neighborhood Street Rehabilitation
  • Street rehabilitation, Mount Auburn Neighborhood Street Rehabilitation
  • Street rehabilitation, Winton Road Improvement and Rehabilitation
  • Countywide Water Main Improvements
  • Galbraith Road Water Main
Previous reading on BC:
Cincinnati seeking $16.5M for transportation improvements (11/4/08)