WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced $215,700 in new federal funds to realign and reconstruct a portion of roadways in Howland Township. The project will improve roadway at the intersections of Commonwealth Avenue and North River Road NE and of Commonwealth Avenue and Phoenix Road NE. The funds were awarded by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and will help support retaining the jobs of 76 workers.
“Ohio’s rural communities and small towns face a heavy burden when financing infrastructure projects,” Brown said. “This improvement project will create safer roads in Howland Township while furthering its economic development by retaining 76 jobs.”
ARC is a federal-state partnership focused on economic development in the 13 Appalachian states. The Commission is tasked with bringing Appalachia’s job opportunities and per capita income to parity with the nation and making the people of Appalachia more globally competitive. ARC is also focused on increasing the region’s economic competitiveness through strengthening the infrastructure and reducing Appalachia’s isolation through the development of the Appalachian Development Highway System.