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$2 million in grants proposed for road projects in Hamilton County

A row of signs blocking a street: no left turn, road closed, wrong way, and detour.
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About $2 million is likely headed to municipalities across Hamilton County for road maintenance.

The money comes from license plate fees collected by the county each year; the county engineer’s office got 21 applications for grant funding and chose 11 projects.

Cincinnati gets $1 million a year for bridge maintenance because of an existing county/city agreement.

Here are the rest of the awards:

  • Galbraith Road in Arlington Heights: $90,000
  • Harrison Ave. in Harrison: $75,000
  • Hiawatha in Mariemont: $40,000
  • Smith Road & Carthage Ave. in Norwood: $110,000
  • Shepherd Ave. in Lockland: $75,000
  • Plainfield Road in Deer Park: $100,000
  • Northland Boulevard in Springdale: $150,000
  • Fuhrman in Reading: $100,000
  • Applegate Ave. in Cheviot: $190,806
  • Miami Ave. in Madeira: $200,000

All municipalities are putting in local matching funds, and some have other outside grants. Commissioners will vote on the proposed grants sometime this summer.

Becca Costello grew up in Williamsburg and Batavia (in Clermont County) listening to WVXU. Before joining the WVXU newsroom, she worked in public radio & TV journalism in Bloomington, Indiana and Lincoln, Nebraska. Becca has earned numerous awards for her reporting, including from local chapters of the Associated Press and Society of Professional Journalists, and contributed to regional and national Murrow Award winners. Becca has a master's degree in journalism from Indiana University and a bachelor's degree from Cincinnati Christian University. Becca's dog Cincy (named for the city they once again call home) is even more anxious than she is.