Congressman Tim Ryan Announces $19.2 Million in Federal Infrastructure Funding for Akron, Cuyahoga Falls and Trumbull and Mahoning Counties | Congressman Tim Ryan
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Congressman Tim Ryan Announces $19.2 Million in Federal Infrastructure Funding for Akron, Cuyahoga Falls and Trumbull and Mahoning Counties

June 10, 2021
Press Release

Akron, Ohio – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) today is announcing a federal investment of $19.2 million in infrastructure improvements for Akron, Cuyahoga Falls and Trumbull and Mahoning Counties. The City of Akron will receive $4 million in funding for the North Main Street Complete Streets Project; Cuyahoga Falls will receive $7.2 million for the Gorge Terrace Street Project; Eastgate Regional Council of Governments in Youngstown will receive $4 million for the Route 46/82 intersection in Trumbull County; and Mahoning County will receive $4 million for the Mahoning Avenue Industrial Corridor Project. 

Ryan secured these funds through the surface transportation reauthorization – INVEST in America Act (HR 3684) – which has been approved by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and awaits additional action this summer in the House of Representatives and Senate.

"I am proud to help secure this important funding for our community. The infrastructure America builds keeps our economy thriving, educates our children, and provides good-paying jobs for our workers,” said Congressman Ryan. “Our business leaders, teachers, police, and other first responders rely on a safe and available infrastructure to do their jobs. Our families rely on these public investments to get to the park and to get their children to school. These are important investments that improve our communities and our way of life.” 

“The North Main Street project will enable our city to replace failing, half-century-old infrastructure with a safe, modern, and accessible roadway that meets the diverse needs of motorists, cyclists, public transportation and pedestrians,” said Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan.  “This important project will have positive ripple effects throughout our North Akron community, and help propel our economic and social recovery.”

"The Gorge Terrace project in Cuyahoga Falls will totally transform the southern end of our downtown into a vibrant, walkable area,” said Cuyahoga Falls Mayor Don Walters. “It will offer scenic views of the Cuyahoga River and also provide connectivity to the trails of Gorge Park. Thank you to Congressman Tim Ryan for his vision and support for our community.”

“We are excited to be awarded $4 million dollars from the INVEST in America Act for the SR 46 and E. Market Street intersection,” said Jim Kinnick, Executive Director of the Eastgate Regional Council of Governments.“This funding commitment will complete the safety upgrade and provide countless economic benefits to the corridor, that will include the construction of a diverging diamond interchange at SR 46/SR 82.  We are very appreciative of Congressman Ryan for his support of this transformational project and all of our initiatives in the region.”  

“The Mahoning Avenue Industrial Corridor Improvement Project is crucial to Mahoning County and Jackson Township to enable commerce to move more efficiently and safely through the corridor,” said Patrick Ginnetti, Mahoning County Engineer. “With growing businesses like Macy's, Mom's Meals, Liberty Steel, and Extrudex, to name a few, the need for safety upgrades and pavement improvements is of utmost importance.”

Project Sponsor: City of Akron
Project Name/Location: City of Akron - North Main Street Complete Streets Phase 1
North Main Street between the limits of the All-American bridge and Akron’s northern corporation limit
Requested Amount: $4,000,000

Project Sponsor: City of Cuyahoga Falls
Project Name/Location: Cuyahoga Falls - Gorge Terrace
City of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, OH-13. The intersection of Front and Second Streets
Requested Amount: $7,200,000

Project Sponsor: Eastgate Regional Council of Governments
Project Name/Location: Eastgate - SR 46 and Warren-Sharon Road
State Route 46 & Warren-Sharon Road intersection in Howland Township, 44484
Requested Amount: $4,000,000

Project Sponsor: Mahoning County
Project Name/Location: Mahoning County - Mahoning Avenue Industrial Corridor Upgrade
County Road 18 (Mahoning Avenue), County Road 65 (Bailey Road) and County Road 67 (Rosemont Road)
Requested Amount: $4,000,000