Pandemic May Put Brakes on Major Road Projects

Lower state gas tax collections due to COVID-19 will likely mean a significant pause for major new road projects in Ohio. This as the state was recently ranked No. 32 for traffic and infrastructure by Wallethub.

The Columbus Dispatch (subscription) reported this week that the Ohio Department of Transportation projects revenue reductions of about $174 million in the 2022 fiscal year and $159 million in the 2023 fiscal year. This could significantly impact Gov. Mike DeWine’s two-year spending plan, which must be presented to the General Assembly by Feb. 1. 1/20/2021