Mahoning and Trumbull County are set to receive $800,000 in funding to improve traffic and infrastructure by the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT),

Broken down, Mahoning County will get $500,000 while Trumbull County will get $200,000, according to ODOT.

In Mahoning County, the money will go toward the Mahoning Avenue Industrial Corridor upgrade, which will begin in 2027. The project looks to build a roundabout, lane widening, intersection and drainage improvements and a bride replacement in Jackson Township.

The money going to Trumbull County will be for Mines Road and the State Route 46 intersection. Work, which is expected to begin in 2025, will include designs for a left turn lane and a new traffic signal Howland Township.

Ohio is within a day’s drive of 60 percent of the U.S. and Canadian population. When it comes to logistics, we’re the heart of it all. These projects will ensure that we maintain that status,” said ODOT Director Jack Marchbanks.

This funding is part of a larger $5 million bring invested in 14 projects across the state as part of the Ohio Department of Transportation's Transportation Improvement District program.

“As Ohio’s economy continues to grow, our transportation system must keep pace. These projects will help create and retain jobs by ensuring that businesses can safely and efficiently carry out their work and transport products,” said Gov. Mike DeWine. 

Overall, these projects are expected to support 22,735 jobs across the state, according to DeWine's office.