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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Transportation Projects Receive Federal Recovery Funds

Montgomery County is requesting $14.2 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds from the federal government that will be dedicated to transportation projects. The funds would be used to:

  • Install an uninterruptible power supply/battery backup for about 40 traffic signals to prevent outages during electrical power losses;
  • Install streetlights on MD 124;
  • Install communication lines to support field devices and the traffic signal system modernization program;
  • Upgrade traffic warning signs;
  • Upgrade guardrail end treatments;
  • Resurface several primary roads, including Barnesville Road between Mt. Ephraim Road and Route 117; Shady Grove Road between I-270 and Darnestown Road; Forest Glen Road between Georgia Avenue and Brunett Avenue; Old Columbia Pike between Spencerville Road and the US 29 Columbia Pike ramp; and Randolph Road from east of the Nebel Street railroad tracks to the Rock Creek Bridge.

 The County’s website tracks how the nation’s stimulus funds are being used to improve the local economy and achieve County Executive Isiah Leggett’s customer results for his priority objectives. For more information on the County's overall request for stimulus funding under the ARRA, see the County’s recovery site.

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