“From $29 million for a new School Age Center at Wright-Patterson to millions of dollars in infrastructure improvements across the Miami Valley Region, the federal funds I secured will support community projects that foster greater economic development and increase the competitiveness of our region,” said Turner. “As the legislative process continues, I will continue to work with my colleagues to secure federal funding for all of the Dayton area projects I submitted.”
Funding for additional community projects requested by Turner have been approved by the House Appropriations Committee and are awaiting a vote by the full U.S. House.
District 10 funding approved includes:
$29 million for School Age Child Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
Located on base, this new center will be 41,000 square feet, with capacity for approximately 300 children, and would include force protection features, classroom and administrative areas, food preparation, outdoor sheltered play areas, and parking and pick-up/drop off areas. Last year Turner secured $23 million for a new Childcare center for pre-school aged children to be located on base.
$3.36 million for the Wolf Creek Sanitary Liners Project
This project consists of installing approximately 3,000 linear feet of 36” and 3,000 linear feet of 54” sanitary liners for the Wolf Creek Sanitary Sewer Basin will reduce sewage leaks into the environment.
$3 million for the Wilmington Pike Interchange
This project provides improvements and modifications to increase capacity of the I-675/Wilmington Pike Interchange, a major travel corridor for medical, academic, commercial, and residential developments. Moreover, the proposed modifications increase the capacity and safety of I-675 which serves as a main street to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
$3 million for West Carrollton Low Dam Improvement
The project will revitalize the low dam and riverfront area along the Great Miami River, allowing for the future development of 25 acres of the City of West Carrollton.
$1.5 million East Dayton Rails to Trails
This project includes acquisition of the 6.5 mile out-of-service rail corridor owned by Norfolk Southern that will be converted into bike trails for recreational use. There will be two sections of trail: a northern elevated trail and parkway, known as the Flight Line, which will connect to the Creekside Trail, and a southern trail located within the City of Kettering which will connect to the Iron Horse Trail.
$1.3 million for the Dayton Airport Northeast Logistics Access Project
This project will facilitate right of way acquisition to accelerate the improvement of roadways immediately adjacent to the Dayton International Airport. The upgrade to current roadways will improve economic development opportunities for two counties, several cities, townships, and businesses in the region.
$1 million for the University of Dayton West Dayton Incubator
Currently, the Greater West Dayton Incubator (GWDI) is housed in a temporary location. These federal funds will support construction and equipment for the new location, where GWDI will continue offer and expand their business development services.
$1 million for The Mound Connector Highway Project
This project completes a final segment of improvements within the Austin Center Interchange Infrastructure Plan on the west side of I-75. This includes upgrading Miamisburg-Springboro Pike from Medlar Road to Benner Road and Benner Road from Miamisburg-Springboro Pike to Dayton-Cincinnati Pike.
$800,000 for the Dayton Art Institute Restoration Project
This nearly 100-year-old building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is in in critical need of replacing all lower-level windows of the museum. Additionally, based upon a recent Homeland Security review of the buildings, the Institute will use these federal funds to increase replace the rotunda doors at the main entrance in addition to the lower court doors.