The Chesapeake Bypass is a project in southeast Ohio that has been in the works for many years, dating back to the 1960s. The Bypass will bypass Chesapeake, Ohio, and when combined with other existing roadways, will form what some are calling the Tri-State Outerbelt. Ground was broken on the first phase of this project in 2002, but the project still remains unfinished. In 2013 ODOT began the right of way acquisition process for the remainder of the project. However, project directors were hoping for additional millions for right-of-way acquisition to be set aside as part of the Governor’s $3 billion transportation plan. Unfortunately, this request was denied. As of mid-2013, project directors are exploring all funding options available to make the project happen.