TIFFIN, Ohio – Sept. 26, 2023 The City of Tiffin was recently notified by ODOT that they have been selected to receive up to $500,000 in federal funding via the ODOT Urban Paving Program to assist with the resurfacing of North Sandusky Street (SR 53) north of Tomb Street. The ODOT Urban Paving program is a federally funded grant program scoped to assist with resurfacing costs associated with state highways located within municipalities. This program will fund 80% of all resurfacing associated costs.

These funds will be used simultaneously as one project with the federal funds recently received via the ODOT Small Cities Program, which was scoped to fully reconstruct North Sandusky Street between Hall Street and Tomb Street. Combined the city now has received $2,158,691 in federal funds to repair North Sandusky Street between Hall Street and the city's northerly corporation limits. Funding becomes available in July of 2025 with construction scheduled to begin in early 2026. With this grant award, since 2018, the City Engineer's Office has now successfully leveraged nearly $12 million in local, state and federal grant funding for community infrastructure projects.

City Engineer Matt Watson stated "I thank ODOT for their continued support and partnership in regard to our road and bridge infrastructure.  North Sandusky Street not only supports the City of Tiffin locally, but also, regionally, thus, having the financial ability of combining the resurfacing project with the road reconstruction project limits the impact these needed improvements will have on both commerce and our residents."