Sarbanes Announces $10 Million Grant for Fort Meade, Maryland

Funding Will Expand Maryland Route 175 to a Six-Lane Highway
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 11, 2014
CONTACT: Daniel Jacobs
(202) 225-4016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) announced that the Maryland State Highway Administration has received a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to upgrade Maryland Route 175 from a two-lane highway to a six-lane highway, improving the traffic patterns and safety of one of the area’s key transportation arteries.

“By expanding Route 175 to a six-lane highway, along with sidewalks, on-road bicycle facilities and a trail, this project will greatly improve the transportation infrastructure around Fort Meade,” said Congressman John Sarbanes. “With BRAC and cybersecurity growth still ongoing at Fort Meade, I will continue to fight for resources that help assimilate these tens of thousands of new jobs in a way that maintains environmental integrity and quality of life in the surrounding communities.”

The grant comes from DOT’s Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Discretionary Grant program. Since 2009, TIGER has invested in road, rail, port and transit projects across the country, helping to upgrade transportation infrastructure in a way that bolsters the economy and delivers important environmental and sustainability benefits. 

For more information about the Fort Meade grant award, visit: http://grants.ost.dot.gov/public/ViewMessage.cfm?MsgID=6k45e7nne5.

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