The Village of Fredericktown is pleased to announce that we have been formally notified that we will be awarded the requested $470,000 in additional Transportation Alternative Program funding, which will allow completion of the Fredericktown Streetscape Project. This federal funding is administered by the Ohio Department of Transportation and this project will take place in 2023. The project will include the downtown corridor, from Sandusky Street to Mill Street, and will entail: replacing existing cable-hung traffic lights with decorative mast/arm LED lights; replacing existing “cobra-head” streetlights with historical-style LED lighting; replacing existing dilapidated sidewalks with wider ADA compliant sidewalks to allow for potential outdoor dining for all age groups; a safer parking layout; and Main Street will be made wider in order to allow for safer passage for commercial trucks and agricultural traffic.
This grant request was leveraged by significant funds contributed by the Knox County Foundation for the portion of the Streetscape Project on the west side of Main Street, from Second Street to College Street. This contribution of the Knox County Foundation provided tens of thousands of dollars in savings to taxpayers and enhanced the Village’s grant application. The grant will cover approximately ninety-five percent of the estimated $1.5 million dollar project, which includes both construction and inspection. The project is being designed primarily by KE McCartney, the Village’s contracted engineering firm, which is located in Mansfield. The objective of this project is to showcase the downtown area of Fredericktown, making it an even more desirable destination that will continue to welcome visitors of all ages. Mayor Jerry Day and Village Council see these as exciting and changing times for the Fredericktown Community.