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Several Local Projects To Receive State Funding

August 9th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

The most recent Maryland Board of Public Works meeting yielded some positive results for Western Maryland.  Several projects will be receiving state funding including a $400,000 grant for the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad. Those dollars will be targeted for the acquisition, design, construction, repair, renovation, reconstruction, restoration, and capital equipping of an historic locomotive at the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad. Another request certifies matching funds and a grant agreement for a $93,000 grant to the Governing Board of the Washington Street Association and the Mayor and City Council of Cumberland to assist in funding the design, construction, and equipping of historically-appropriate street lights along Washington Street, Prospect Square, and North Johnson Street in Cumberland (Cumberland-Washington Street Lighting Project).    Finally, the board approved a request to certify matching funds and enter into grant agreements for grants totaling $100,000 to the National Park Service, U.S. Dept. of the Interior, for the acquisition, planning, design, construction, repair, renovation, reconstruction, and capital equipping of the improvements in the Cushwa Basin around the C&O Canal in Williamsport, including improvements to parking lots and a boat dock, a rail trail, and open space. 

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