Route 219 Project

Posted on May 20th, 2013

ABC 23 WATM (May 20, 2013)

A long awaited road improvement project in Somerset County is getting the green light from the Environmental Protection Agency.

A long awaited road improvement project in Somerset County is getting the green light from the Environmental Protection Agency. The Route 219 Project approved as it is proposed clearing the way for one last permit. This portion of the project will upgrade the highway from Somerset to Meyersdale. Now it will be up to the Army Corps of Engineers to issue a permit that is expected to happen later this week. The total project is estimated to cost roughly three hundred million dollars coming mostly from federal funding and twenty percent from state toll credits that local leaders say will go directly to the economy.

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