Archive for October, 2010

Plodding along Route 219

October 21, 2010

— Longtime readers of this newspaper certainly envisioned a four-lane Route 219 finished far beyond its current scope. Some even believed it would be well on its way to connecting New York and Maryland – the ultimate goal and something that might happen one day – far, far into the future.

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Officials meet to discuss advancement of north-south route

October 16, 2010

By Katie Walker

The North/South Appalachian Highway Coalition met on Thursday to discuss the advancement of a corridor linking the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Interstate 68 and Corridor H in West Virginia — a project intended to increase trade opportunities and create thousands of new jobs in the Appalachian region.

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Route 219 plan progress despite lack of funding

October 16, 2010

By Kathy Mellott
MEYERSDALE — Officials say they won’t let a $35 million funding gap slow movement toward completion of Route 219 south from Somerset to the Maryland line.

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