Tipp City Council will be asked to approve requests for more than $2.7 million in grants for proposed widening of County Road 25A near Meijer and a utility replacement/streetscape project from First Street to east of the bike path.

 

Brad Vath, assistant city manager, discussed proposed city projects from Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) funding during council’s work session Sept. 21. Council will be asked to approve the application during its next meeting Oct. 5. If grant dollars are approved, the money wouldn’t arrive until 2020.

 

The projected cost for the 25A project of widening from Springmeade north to the interstate ramps and traffic signal upgrades is $1.5 million with 80 percent requested from ODOT. The local share would be $300,000.

 

The estimated cost for the utility replacement/streetscape project is $1.9 million with 80 percent from ODOT and $380,000 in local money,

 

The projects are not in the city’s capital improvement plan, but could be added, council was told.