Local Counties Receive Cut of $10M State Fund to Fix Potholes - Southern Maryland Headline News

Local Counties Receive Cut of $10M State Fund to Fix Potholes


CALLAWAY, Md. (April 23, 2014)—Governor Martin O’Malley today announced that all 23 Maryland counties and Baltimore City have applied for $10 million in State funds by today’s deadline. The funding, approved by Governor O’Malley and members of the General Assembly during the recent legislative session, is from Maryland’s Transportation Trust Fund.

To be eligible to participate in the one-time transportation grant program, all County Governments and Baltimore City were required to apply for the funding by April 23 and to agree to use their grant solely for repairs to local roads damaged by the recent winter weather. With all jurisdictions having applied, the funding from the Transportation Trust Fund now will be split among the 24 jurisdictions based on the number of roadway miles maintained by each local government. The State funds will be distributed over the next few weeks.

Calvert County maintains 532.7 miles of roadway and will receive $229,397.

Charles County maintains 747.7 miles and will receive $321,953.

St. Mary's County maintains 623.8 miles and will receive $268,588.

“It was a long, harsh winter for all of us, but in true Maryland spirit, State and local officials pulled together to ensure our roadways were safe and passable,” said Governor O’Malley. “Unfortunately, our work is not done as crews continue to fill potholes and repair roadways damaged by the extreme weather conditions. I’m proud that my colleagues in the General Assembly worked closely with us to secure this funding to help local jurisdictions repair their roadways and continue efforts to enhance traffic safety for Maryland motorists.”

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