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Brent Spence Corridor:

Project Name:  HAM-75-1.95 (Brent Spence Corridor)
Project Location:  1-75 from Findlay St. (south of Marshall Ave.), Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202
Project Sponsor: ODOT
Requested Amount:  $4.5 million (Joint Request with Rep. Wenstrup for a total of $9 million)
Member Certification Form:  Brent Spence Corridor Certification Letter


Western Hills Viaduct:

Project Name:  Western Hills Viaduct Replacement Project
Project Location:  Harrison and Queen City Avenues, Cincinnati, OH 45214
Project Sponsor: City of Cincinnati
Requested Amount:  $15 million
Member Certification Form:  Western Hills Viaduct Certification Letter


Brent Spence Bridge Policy Considerations:

Additionally, Congressmen Chabot and Wenstrup submitted a letter to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee seeking policy considerations that will place the appropriate emphasis on major projects of national import, like the Brent Spence Bridge.  First, they requested that the legislation direct USDOT to give greater consideration when reviewing Projects of Regional and National Significance grant applications to bridges that carry two or more federal highways between two states.  Secondly, they requested the creation of a major bridge competitive grant program to be administered by USDOT, which would place the focus on bridge projects that cost more than $500 million.  By adopting these policy changes, Congress will prioritize funding for those projects that have "a broad and substantial economic impact" both regionally and nationally.

The letter from Chabot and Wenstrup can be viewed HERE.


Department of Transportation Appropriations
State Route 63 Widening:

Project Name:  State Route 63 Widening
Requested Amount:  $500,000
Recipient:  Warren County, Ohio
Address of Recipient:  406 Justice Drive, Lebanon, Ohio, 45036
Member Certification Letter:  Chabot OH63 Certification Letter

Project Description:  The requested appropriation would allow Warren County, Ohio to widen approximately 2.4 miles of SR 63 from its existing two (2) lanes to four (4) lanes between Union Road and just east of SR 741. Vertical realignment is included to address safety issues.  Two-way left turn lanes and/or turn lanes shall be provided.  Prior to the construction, utilities will be relocated beyond the safe “clear-zones” of the shoulder area.  SR 63 functions as a primary rural arterial and part of the important regional network connecting Interstates 71 and 75 and cities, jobs centers, logistics generators, and recreation destination in Warren as well as adjoining Butler County, despite having only two travel lanes and significant design, capacity and safety deficiencies. Today, travel demand exceeds the nominal roadway capacity by 80%, and crash rates are twice the statewide average for similar facilities.  As a result, the current level of service (LOS) often degrades to “D” (Poor) or worse during the extended peak travel periods.  The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds, because increasing capacity along SR 63, from two to four though lanes, will dramatically improve safety, as well as traffic flow between Interstates 71 and 75.

Additional details regarding the proposed project are available in the appropriations request letter submitted by Congressman Chabot, which can be viewed HERE.



Department of Health and Human Services Appropriations 
UC Medical Center Emergency Care Expansion:

Project Name: UC Medical Center’s Center for Emergency Care Expansion
Requested Amount: $6.3 million
Recipient: UC Medical Center
Address of Recipient: 234 Goodman Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45219
Member Certification Letter: Chabot UCMC Certification Letter

Project Description: The requested appropriation would help to fund the expansion of the Center for Emergency Care (CEC) at UC Medical Center for mass casualty preparedness and response.  Specifically, the project would focus on the development of a mass casualty collection and triage space, and the expansion of rapid care space to better respond to future pandemics.  The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds, because it will bring increased capability and readiness to the Greater Cincinnati region’s only academic medical center and Level 1 Trauma Center.  Additional details regarding the proposed project are available in the appropriations request letter submitted by Congressmen Chabot and Wenstrup, which can be viewed HERE.


Department of Justice Appropriations
Hamilton County P25 Radio System Enhancement:

Project Name:  Hamilton County P25 Radio System Enhancement
Requested Amount:  $1.6 million
Recipient:  Hamilton County, Ohio
Address of Recipient:  138 E. Court Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202
Member Certification Letter:  Chabot Hamilton County P25 Radio Certification Letter

Project Description:  The requested appropriation would allow Hamilton County to improve and enhance it’s current P25 Radio System Enhancement.  Hamilton County currently maintains a Motorola P25 digitally trunked 800MHz radio system which was originally deployed in 2004 and was most recently upgraded for Ohio Multi-Agency Radio Communications System compatibility in 2016. Since then, Hamilton County has identified the need for further enhancements to its radio system to better support public safety operations throughout the county. All aspects of the upgraded equipment will be used to enhance the systems used to investigate, respond to and prevent crime.  The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds, because it will upgrade critical emergency communications technology which will increase public safety in Hamilton County, Ohio.

Additional details regarding the proposed project are available in the appropriations request letter submitted by Congressman Chabot, which can be viewed HERE.