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New Photos of Route 219 Somerset-Meyersdale Progress – August 2015

August 20, 2015
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Route 219 Fares Well in PENNDOT Infrastructure Survey

August 17, 2015

At the end of 2014, PENNDOT kicked off a community outreach program to assess infrastructure issues statewide, and get feedback from users. Continental 1 representatives met with PENNDOT at the time and, in the absence of a federal funding program for infrastructure that could support a major infrastructure project, it was agreed upon that engaging with this process would be a viable way to draw attention to “trouble spots” along Route 219, with a focus on both safety and mobility.

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Roadway Surface Work Planned for this Month on Route 219 (Bradford) Bypass

August 12, 2015

from Bradford Today

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Bradford, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is advising drivers that roadway surface work will take place this month on the Route 219 Bradford Bypass. The work will improve the overall ride quality of the roadway.

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Editorial | Push harder to complete Route 219

July 18, 2015

Editorial, Tribune-Democrat

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We are so close, but if Congress has its way, we’ll be so far away.

When the Somerset-to-Meyersdale project of Route 219 is completed, there will only be an eight-mile section of unfinished highway until it can link with Interstate 68 in Maryland.

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Locals: Transportation bill change critical to 219 funding

July 13, 2015

By Kecia Bal, The Tribune-Democrat

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Without a change to how federal highway dollars are spent, funding could be a long way off for the last stretch of Route 219 in Somerset County.

While the last federal transportation bill, Map-21 – set to expire July 31 – opened the way for funding for the section of the road currently under construction, it also altered how Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS) funds are spent, allowing states to use that pot of money on any state road project instead of only on an ADHS-designated highway.

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