DELPHOS — A government agency partnership is reaping benefits for an Allen County business.
After the formation of a Transportation Improvement District, a half-mile of Allen County’s North Kill Road near Delphos will be completely reconstructed, a $500,000 project offering infrastructure benefits for D&D Ingredient Distributors, a company that produces mineral and vitamin mixes for animal feed.
“They are growing and the road is becoming inadequate for all the truck traffic that is coming in and out of there,” Allen County Roadway Engineer Dave Louth said. “Because it is an expanding business, we were able to apply for different grants.”
At Thursday’s Allen County Commissioners meeting, there was a motion to accept a $130,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Office of Jobs and Commerce. Last year, the Allen County Engineer’s Office also received a $250,000 grant from the 629 Roadwork Development Grant program. D&D Ingredient Distributors is also committing $100,000 to the project.
According to the Ohio Department of Transportation, a Transportation Improvement District “promote(s) intergovernmental and public-private cooperation of transportation resources and investments.” ODOT’s Office of Jobs and Commerce committed $4.5 million to TID projects. However, a county or municipality had to have a TID in place to qualify for those funds.
The Kill Road project is expected to begin the end of July.