The Office of Jobs and Commerce at the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) awarded Grove City a $750,000 grant.
The funds will assist the city in its project to widen and extend North Meadows Drive through the property purchased by Mount Carmel Health to Hoover Road. The plan includes a lighted, landscaped boulevard with a sidewalk and separate bike path. Improvements, including a traffic signal, will be completed at the connecting intersection of Holton and Hoover roads to facilitate safe traffic flow.
The entire project will cost over $12 million with nearly $6 million provided by Mount Carmel Health and grants.
“This transportation project has been on the citys long-term thoroughfare plan, said City Administrator Chuck Boso.I am confident the city will realize considerable financial return in employment and economic development, in addition to the significant health and wellness benefit the community will recognize.
Grove City Mayor RichardIke Stage said ODOT has been an ideal partner for the Interstate-71 and State Route 665 interchange.
“We are pleased to continue our growth with the extension of North Meadows, enabling Mount Carmel to develop its emergency care and outpatient facilities, said Stage.ODOTs help on these two projects has been essential to the citys southern development and job creation success.
“The number of new jobs associated with the project, coupled with the proximity to the significant existing industrial base, makes this a textbook example of how the ODOT Office of Jobs and Commerce helps to create employment opportunities in Ohio, said Joanna Pinkerton, central Ohio regional manager at ODOT Office of Jobs and Commerce.