Archive for May, 2012

Shuster on panel that may free up Route 219 funds

May 2, 2012

The Tribune Democrat (April 27, 2012)

MEYERSDALE — Concerned about when Congress will pass the Surface Transportation Extension Act, members of a north-south coalition pushing for completion of a four-lane Route 219 on Friday applauded the appointment of a highway supporter to a conference committee on the issue.

Route 219 coalition members also were pleased with the primary election win of another highway advocate.

Highway supporters from three states gathered Friday in southern Somerset County as part of an ongoing effort for completion of the 11-mile stretch of Route 219 between Somerset and Meyersdale. The two-lane road would be expanded to a four-lane limited access roadway.

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