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Hogan Administration Supports INFRA Grant Applications for Next Phase of I-81 in Western Maryland

March 4th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that Maryland has submitted an application for a U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) INFRA grant to double-stack the Howard Street Tunnel and assisted Washington County in submitting its INFRA grant application for I-81/Halfway Boulevard Freight Connection in Western Maryland. The INFRA grant application submission for the Howard Street Tunnel follows the Hogan administration’s year-long negotiations with CSX to restore the State of Maryland/CSX partnership to rebuild the Howard Street Tunnel that was delayed by previous CSX leadership in October 2017. Reconstructing CSX’s 124-year-old tunnel will break a rail bottleneck that impacts the entire East Coast and finally allow double-stack trains to reach the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore.

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