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PA Transportation Officials to Focus on Finishing Route 219

January 27th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

With $87 million in new Appalachian Development Highway System dollars flowing into Pennsylvania over the next five years, state transportation officials plan to focus it on finishing U.S. Route 219 in Somerset County. For the Johnstown and Somerset regions, the project will connect a four-lane Route 219 to Interstate 68.  U.S. Sen Bob Casey Jr., a steadfast supporter of the bill, and Somerset County officials both announced late last year that the infrastructure plan would help enable Route 219’s Meyersdale-to-Salisbury four-lane section to see completion by 2031. Another multi-year step involving final design planning, including right-of-way acquisitions, must also occur to select a final path from Meyersdale to the Maryland line before the project could proceed toward construction. State Senator George Edwards, who represents Western Maryland, said the project will bolster economic opportunities in both states…