Leaders seek grant for 422 corridor upgrade

GIRARD, Ohio (WKBN) – Local officials are looking at securing a $10 million grant to make improvements to the U.S. Route 422 corridor.

It’s called a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant. On Wednesday, Youngstown Mayor John McNally, Girard Mayor Jim Melfi and Trumbull County commissioners sat down to discuss ways to generate the 20 percent matching funds needed to get the grant.

In June, the Chamber released a plan to improve the 422 corridor.

“Anytime you have $10 million that is free, it is important, believe me. That could make a big difference on 422 in both Mahoning and Trumbull County,” Trumbull County Commissioner Frank Fuda said.

Since 2009, Congress has dedicated more than $4.1 billion for six rounds to fund projects that have a significant impact on the nation, a region or a metropolitan area.

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