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Maryland lawmakers announce funding for Allegany and Garrett County improvements

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Barbra Mikulski and Ben Cardin, along with U.S. Rep. John Delaney (all D-Md.) announced that $900,000 dollars combined was awarded to Allegany County access road improvements and the Garrett County Memorial Hospital in Oakland for the Department of Health and Human Services Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program.

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) received $700,000 of the funding to improve three sections of access roads serving the North Branch Industrial Park in Cumberland, Md. This will be used to make improvements for approximately 1.6 miles of roads including southeast Mexico Farms Road, Burbridge Road and Pittsburgh Plate Glass Road.

“Investing in upgrading and expanding our infrastructure is at the heart of job creation in this country,” Cardin said. “Western Maryland is quickly becoming a new hub for high-tech business. ARC grants go a long way in creating jobs and opportunity in the region, and I will continue to support initiatives to ensure growth in Allegany County.”