Williams County Commissioner Brian Davis, according to a conversation with the Bryan Times, was in Columbus on Jan. 23rd to attend a Transportation Review Advisory Council meeting.
That’s when Commissioner Davis found out the Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission set up a $5 million, 5-year mitigation program to help entities within a mile of the Turnpike solve problems created by the Turnpike, like building sound barriers.
On Monday, Davis said a million-dollar proposal to widen Ohio 15 from two lanes to four, from Holiday City’s Turnpike Exit 13 north to Traxler Drive, also known as County Road N-65 would be a problem due to lots of trucks.
Now, the plan is to see if OTIC will double the width of the road and if ODOT will add acceleration and turn lanes for the trucks at the Menards Distribution Center.
He estimates the project would cost $1 Million or less and it would bring jobs to Williams County.