Nelsonville Bypass

The Ohio Department of Transportation has received $138 million for the Nelsonville Bypass project which is the largest infusion of Recovery Act funds Ohio has received for a single project. The Ohio DOT has already broken ground on the new 8.5 mile, four-lane highway to divert freight traffic away from town. The project is already on its way to supporting 305 jobs. The Nelsonville Bypass will take trucks off the local roads, which will allow the 620,000 trucks that travel this route every year to pass through more quickly and efficiently. The new bypass, which is the final upgrade of the U.S. 33 corridor in southeast Ohio, will also provide the needed transportation infrastructure to support current and future commerce to Appalachia.

Ohio's Numbers
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Number of jobs created or saved by the Recovery Act:


Recover Act funds made available to support jobs:

$13.4 billion

Recovery Act funds that have already been spent:

$8.4 billion

Number of working families receiving tax relief that can be put to use immediately:

4.5 million

Number of Recovery Act-backed small business loans :


Miles of highway improved across the state:


Number of clean energy projects :


Number of homes that will be weatherized :


Number of students getting Pell Grants to help pay college tuition:


Number of education jobs funded by the Recovery Act:



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