State Senator Jay Hottinger (R-Newark) today announced the approval of $2 million in roadwork funds to support the development of Amazon's new 900,000 square foot fulfillment center in Etna Township.
The Ohio Controlling Board's release of funds will accommodate the increased road traffic surrounding the development of the center. The project will involve widening 2,000 feet of State Route 310 between State Route 40 and Interstate 70. The State Route 310 intersection at State Route 40 will be widened to six lanes to allow for two left turn lanes heading westbound to the Amazon site.
“We are very excited that Amazon has decided to build its facility here in Etna Township,” said Hottinger. “Workers will need easy access to the new facility and the roads must be in great condition. We must ensure Ohio is a welcoming place for companies like Amazon that are looking to bring jobs to our state.”
Amazon is poised to create 2,000 new full-time jobs in the region with 1,500 jobs in Etna Township and 500 in the village of Obetz.