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Maryland Would Receive Billions in Infrastructure and Jobs Act

August 23rd, 2021 by WCBC Radio

If the House passes it in the fall and it is signed into law, Maryland would receive billions of dollars from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act . The state would receive $4.1 billion over five years to repair roads and highways. Roughly 2,201 miles of highway are deemed to be in poor condition. An additional $409 million would be awarded to repair or replace the state’s 273 bridges already deemed to be in poor condition. Congressman David Trone, a Democrat who represents Western Maryland, tells WCBC News that approximately $100 million would be allocated for improved broadband coverage across the state. Nearly 11 percent of the state’s households don’t have an internet subscription and 2% live in an area where there is no broadband infrastructure. About 17 percent of Maryland residents would be eligible for a program that helps low-income families afford internet access…