CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE $820,679 FOR ROADWAY IMPROVEMENTS AND CONSTRUCTION IN CUMBERLAND
Contact: Susan Sullam (Cardin) 410-962-4436;
Cassie Harvey (Mikulski) 202-228-1122
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD) today announced that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded a $820,679 grant to the City of Cumberland to help fund construction and improvements to the Virginia Avenue corridor.
The grant will fund roadway improvements for close to a mile of Virginia Avenue and surrounding streets. Improvements will include road resurfacing, sidewalk repair, placement of bicycle friendly inlet grates and improved traffic control devices. The project will provide improved access to key neighborhood centers and promote local economic development. It is anticipated that the project will support the creation of 37 new jobs and retain 56 existing jobs located in the corridor. The project will also help to attract approximately $3.6 million in total investment to the corridor within five years.
The ARC is a federal-state partnership that works with the people of Appalachia to create opportunities for self-sustaining economic development and improved quality of life.
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