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April 24, 2014

State divvies up $10 million for pothole repair

Allegany gets $228,151, Garrett’s share $292,993

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s 23 counties and Baltimore City are sharing a pot of $10 million in state funding to fix potholes and repair roadways damaged by this year’s harsh winter weather.

Allocations include $228,151 for Allegany County and $292,993 for Garrett County. The funding was split based on the number of roadway miles maintained by each local government.

The funding, approved by O’Malley and members of the General Assembly during the recent legislative session, is from Maryland’s Transportation Trust Fund.

“It was a long, harsh winter for all of us, but in true Maryland spirit, state and local officials pulled together to ensure our roadways were safe and passable,” O’Malley said.

The largest allocation was $1,150,721 for Baltimore County, according to the Maryland Department of Transportation. Washington County is receiving $360,681 and Frederick County $554,274.

“Unfortunately, our work is not done as crews continue to fill potholes and repair roadways damaged by the extreme weather conditions,” O’Malley said. “I’m proud that my colleagues in the General Assembly worked closely with us to secure this funding to help local jurisdictions repair their roadways and continue efforts to enhance traffic safety for Maryland motorists.”

To be eligible to participate in the one-time transportation grant program, all county governments and Baltimore City were required to apply for the funding by Thursday and to agree to use their grant solely for repairs to local roads damaged by the recent winter weather.

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