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Trone Anticipates Progress Toward Completion of Somerset-to-Garrett Connection

November 18th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Six million dollars in federal funding has been secured for the resumption of environmental and engineering studies associated with upgrading the last two-lane section of U.S. Route 219 in Somerset County to a four-lane limited-access highway.  The studies are intended to advance the completion of four-lane Route 219 from the southern end of the Somerset-to-Meyersdale bypass to the northern end of the soon-to-be-completed interchange with Interstate 68 in Garrett County, a distance of about 5.5 miles, according to a PennDOT press release announcing the Appalachian Program Development funding. Maryland Sixth District Congressman David Trone said it has been a complicated project to navigate, as it has required a bipartisan effort involving three different states…