Ohio may change order of major transportation work


CLEVELAND (AP) -- Ohio's transportation chief says the state may adjust the order of road and bridge projects listed in a draft plan that would delay some work for years.

The list was released last month and approved by the state panel that oversees funding for high-cost transportation projects. The Plain Dealer (http://bit.ly/odd0Hf ) reports the recommendations led to some backlash from local officials unhappy about potentially delayed projects, such as a portion of work on Interstate 90 in Cleveland.

Department of Transportation Director Jerry Wray said Friday that public safety and other criteria will be added to the factors considered in deciding the rollout order for projects, and that means the Cleveland bridge or others might move higher on the list.

Wray warned that bumping up some projects could push back others.


Information from: The Plain Dealer, http://www.cleveland.com