MDOT takes investment tour virtual in Worcester County
WORCESTER COUNTY, Md. – On Wednesday, The Maryland Department of Transportation met with Worcester County officials virtually to discuss transportation priorities throughout the state and county. During the meeting, the deputy transportation secretary, Sean Powell, discussed the department’s capital budget which would invest more than $13 billion in the state’s transit, highways, airports and more over the next six years. Powell also announced that different towns throughout the county would be receiving grants for certain improvement projects. That includes Snow Hill, who will receive $60,000 to conduct a feasibility study to determine possible routes for improved bicycle access and $369,000 in state aviation grant assistance for the Ocean City Municipal Airport for land acquisition and obstruction removal.
“We certainly look forward to working with Worcester County and all of our stakeholders across the state to develop this long term vision and framework for coordinated transit service throughout the entire state of Maryland,” said the Director for the Office of Planning, Heather Murphy.
Transportation officials added that the Hogan Administration also recently announced that agencies throughout Worcester County would also be given more than $48,000 to address highway safety as well.