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MD Budget Secretary Says Hogan Administration Shifting Transportation Funding Back To Road Projects

February 4th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

Ground was broken late last year for the expansion and realignment of U.S. 219 in the Grantsville area. Officials from Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia governments and business groups gathered at that event near the intersection of U.S. 219 and U.S. 40 to celebrate the start of the $61.5 million project. The new four-lane highway will have two 12-foot lanes, an 8-foot inside shoulder, and a 10-foot outside shoulder in each direction. It will be constructed parallel to the existing U.S. 219, which will later be established as U.S. 219 Business. The project has been a high priority for elected leaders as well as thousands of residents and travelers for decades and will benefit Western Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and the entire region. Maryland Budget Secretary David Brinkley tells WCBC News that Hogan administration has shifted transportation funding from mass transit- back to road projects such as the North-South corridor…


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