In 2020 the City of Sandusky submitted a grant application to the Erie County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for funding construction in the State Fiscal Year 2024.  The National Transportation Act has made Federal funds available for use by Local Public Authorities (LPAs), like Sandusky, through the Federal Highway Administration which has designated ODOT as the agency to administer FHWA’s Federal Funding Programs in the state.

The Ohio Revised Code allows ODOT the opportunity to enter into contracts with public authorities like the City of Sandusky to administer the design, qualification of bidders, competitive bid letting, construction, inspection and acceptance of any projects administered by ODOT provided the administration is performed in accordance with Federal and State laws and regulations.

The city was successful in receiving the grant funds which will cover 80% of the  eligible proposed improvements along Perkins Avenue.  The East Perkins Avenue Project  is located just east of the Milan Road intersection and continues to the Remington Avenue intersection. The project  consists of milling existing pavements, resurfacing with intermediate and surface courses of asphalt, full depth and partial depth base repairs, as needed, limited curb and gutter improvements, adjustments of manholes, catch basins and valve boxes, new ADA curb ramps and pavement markings. Work includes some waterline replacement and extending the sidewalk on the north side of the roadway from Balconi Monuments to Remington Avenue, connecting pedestrians on the East side of town to the US 250 business corridor. Construction is anticipated to start in March 2025 and be completed in November of 2025

The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried-out by ODOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 14, 2020, and executed by FHWA and ODOT. 

Written comment concerning the proposed project may be mailed to Jane Cullen, City of Sandusky Assistant City Engineer, 240 Columbus Avenue., Sandusky, Ohio 44870 or by e-mail at  Any comments must be received by Friday, February 24, 2023.