By Kecia Bal, Tribune-Democrat
EBENSBURG – Aiming to build up from progress in Somerset County, members of a national advocacy group for finishing Route 219 as an international trade corridor are working to create a “Complete 219” association in the Ebensburg-Carrolltown area.Read More
The Route 219 Citizen’s Advisory Committee met Wednesday, August 19th in Salisbury for the first time since 2005. The CAC is comprised of representatives of multiple community and business segments. In 2007, the US 219 study from Meyersdale, Pennsylvania to the I-68 Interchange in Maryland was placed on hold due to the lack of funding but Maryland has recently committed funding for the Route 68 interchange which has re-started the study.Read More
On Friday, October 9, Continental 1, the advocacy organization pushing for the completion of Route 219 as part of a 1,500-mile trade corridor linking Toronto to Miami, will host a roundtable discussion for stakeholders and interested parties. The meeting will be the first in an effort to create a “Compete 219” association in the Ebensburg-Carrolltown area, emulating similar associations that have achieved success in McKean County, Somerset County and Cattaraugus County (NY).Read More
Chairman of the Continental 1 Board of Directors G. Henry Cook speaking with WQZS last week live from the Somerset County Fair. Henry talked about the great momentum on #Complete219, and provided updates on the Somerset-to-Meyersdale section of Route 219, currently under construction.