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Federal funds earmarked for Pa.’s U.S. 219 roadway expansion study

November 11, 2020


Pennsylvania state officials said the Appalachian Program Development (APD) has earmarked $6 million in federal funding to aid the resumption of environmental studies regarding the U.S. 219 expansion.

Authorities indicated the effort seeks to upgrade Somerset County’s last remaining two-lane section of U.S. 219 to a four-lane limited access highway.

“Continuing work on this important corridor is critical,” Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Yassmin Gramian said. “Improving this section of roadway will not only create a safer connection between Somerset and Interstate 68 but will also help spur economic growth for the entire region.”

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