Sep. 23, 2010
The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded an additional $384,000 to Garrett County to complete the construction of the Cherry Glade Access Road in Oakland, Senators Barbara Mikulski and Benjamin Cardin announced Tuesday.
The new road will provide improved access to a new commercial site, ease congestion, and create new jobs, according to Mikulski.
“Transportation infrastructure is critical to future economic growth of a region,” said Cardin. “This grant will allow Garrett County to complete the Cherry Glade Access Road so that the new commercial development will be fully operational, providing jobs for area residents.”
The Maryland State Highway Administration will administer the project, and the Federal Highway Administration will serve as the basic federal agency. In addition to ARC funds, Garrett County will provide $96,000 toward the $480,000 project.