Eastgate, ODOT, and Trumbull County Officials Secure an Additional $7.5 Million to Upgrade the Interchange at State Routes 46 and 82 in Trumbull County

Dec 04, 2018

Funding Award is the Final Piece of the $25 Million Construction Project

The Eastgate Regional Council of Governments, in partnership with the Trumbull County Engineer, Howland Township, and the Ohio Department of Transportation has successfully secured the final piece of funding needed to construct the Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) at State Routes 46 & 82 in Trumbull County. The project will also include work on the State Route 82/ Howland-Wilson Road intersection, and the State Route 46/ Warren-Sharon Road intersection in Howland Township.

“I am excited that we were able to piece together a funding package for this much needed highway safety improvement project. I certainly appreciate the collaboration of the agencies involved and the support of the public,” stated Jim Kinnick, Eastgate’s Executive Director.

The group has worked together with one unified voice in moving forward with this project, including their presentation to the Ohio Department of Transportation's Safety Program Committee in Columbus this fall. The $7.5 million-dollar award from ODOT’s Safety Program, is the final piece of this $25 million project and allows the project to move forward to the design phase. Officials look to have construction of this project begin in late 2022 or early 2023.