November 06, 2009
SENATOR CARDIN PRESENTS CUMBERLAND WITH "CHECK" FOR MORE THAN $737,000 TO BUILD NEW ROAD TO ALLEGANY COLLEGE
CUMBERLAND, MD - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) todaypresented Cumberland Mayor Lee Fiedler with a ceremonial check for a $737,620 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission to build a new access road to Allegany College. The new access road will ease congestion, spur future commercial and residential development, and create new jobs.
"Allegany College is a major employer and institution in the region and this federal grant is an investment in critical infrastructure that will lead to economic growth and jobs for the residents of Allegany County," said Senator Cardin. "This new access road will make it possible for future growth and development."
The grant will be use for construction of a new access road entering Allegany College, as well as a new intersection and road improvements to old Willowbrook Road. The proposed new access road will provide traffic and safety improvements to the SR 639 corridor and directly serve a 64-unit senior building, 48 future townhouses, 17 single family homes and a 10,000-square foot medical/office building. Construction of the new road will spur future commercial and residential development in the region and create approximately 195 jobs.
The project will be administered by the Maryland State Highway Administration (MSHA). In addition to ARC funds MSHA and the local developer will contribute $1.36 million.
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