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Roadway improvements slated for Frostburg

July 23rd, 2014 by WCBC Radio

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded $1,275,000 in federal funding to The City of Frostburg for roadway improvements to Braddock Road (SR 736) in Allegany County. The grant will be used to widen Braddock Road, add acceleration and declaration lanes and make requisite drainage adjustments. The project is estimated to create 40 new jobs in the next four years.

 

“Investing in infrastructure means more jobs and greater economic growth. We need more projects like the widening of Braddock Road that will increase safety, attract development and create jobs for western Maryland,” said Senator Cardin, a senior member of the Environmental and Public Works Committee. “I will continue to make sure that federal- state partnerships like ARC are properly funded.”

 

“This grant is about jobs in Western Maryland,” Senator Mikulski said. “Investments in improving our transportation infrastructure are investments in Allegany County jobs. By making these roads safer, we will help attract new high-tech businesses, jobs and economic development to the region.”

 

The project will provide improved access to a future 25+ acre site of commercial and industrial development on the Westside of Braddock Road connecting the Allegany Business Park and to a proposed senior housing development. This project was listed as a top transportation priority by the Allegany County Board of County Commissioners.

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