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Portage cities not spending infrastructure dollars yet

A road closed sign is seen on Middlebury Road in Kent, where contractors are working on a sanitary sewer pump station. Infrastructure funding, which could help pay for projects like this, is slowly finding its way to Ohio, but it’s not clear how much money is coming to Portage County, or what the restrictions might be on spending the dollars.

Billions of dollars are expected to come to Ohio as part of President Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill, but local leaders are cautioning that none of that money has arrived here yet, and it’s not clear when that will happen.

The bill, signed by the president earlier this week, promises to invest $1.2 trillion into the nation’s crumbling infrastructure.

In Ohio, the White House estimates, the state could receive $9.2 billion for federal-aid highway apportioned programs and $483 million to repair and replace bridges over a five-year period, the Columbus Dispatch reported. The state can also compete…

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