As inflation continues to run up the costs of labor and materials, a pair of state grants will cover two-thirds of much-needed infrastructure upgrades to South Stanfield Road. The City of Troy received a $500,000 Roadwork Development Grant from the Ohio Department of Development and a $600,000 State Capital Improvements Grant from the Ohio Public Works Commission for a combined $1.1 million in funding.
The South Stanfield Road reconstruction project will replace roadway, curbs, gutters, and sidewalks stretching from West Stanfield Road to Commerce Center Boulevard. It will also close gaps in sidewalks and shared use lanes, improving both traffic flow and walkability near the Commerce Center industrial businesses. The road reconstruction project, scheduled to be completed in November, was initially projected to cost around $1.2 million; however, the lowest bid for the project stands at $1.65 million.
Said Mayor Robin Oda, “With bids coming in higher than expected across all of our projects, we’re very pleased that the Development Department was able to secure these grants and grateful to the State of Ohio for supporting this project.”
She added, “The South Stanfield Road project will support businesses planning to expand or locate in the area. It can also link residents to those businesses by providing easier access to places of employment.”