OCEAN CITY, Md. - Nearly 1,900 transportation-related jobs as part of a $160 million investment to improve safety and relieve congestion in the region, Gov. Martin O’Malley announced Friday.
According to a state news release, these projects were made possible by the Transportation Act of 2013 and include investing $50 million to begin construction next year on a new high-level, fixed-span bridge to replace the Dover Bridge.
"Maryland is delivering for the Eastern Shore. By investing in these projects, we improve safety, relieve congestion, and make Maryland an even more attractive place for companies to invest," said O'Malley in a statement. "Together, with the support of our local partners, we made the better choices to invest in the future of Maryland's transportation network, allowing us to create more than 57,200 jobs for our hardworking families and rebuild our state's infrastructure."
Among the projects these funds will cover include:
$3.7 million to start construction of a new roundabout at MD 822 (University of Maryland Eastern Shore Boulevard) and MD 675 (Somerset Avenue) near the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess Anne.
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