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Governor Larry Hogan Announces $2.3 Million to Rehabilitate Structurally Deficient US 13 Bridge

Project Fixes Somerset County’s Critical Transportation Link
Over Kings Creek

April 21, 2016

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today announced a $2.3 million investment to rehabilitate one of Maryland’s 69 state-owned structurally deficient bridges. As part of the Hogan administration’s $1.97 billion investment in highway and bridge improvements, the Maryland Department of Transportation will replace the deck of the two-lane US 13 southbound bridge over Kings Creek, improving safety and operations for the 20,870 drivers who use it every day.
“This stretch of US 13 is a vital link to our local agricultural and manufacturing companies that provide jobs, education, and recreational activities within the region,” said Governor Hogan. “I am committed to fixing the US 13 bridge and all state-owned structurally deficient bridges to help citizens get about their daily lives in a faster, more efficient, and safer manner.”
The southbound US 13 bridge over Kings Creek was built in 1962 and serves as Somerset County’s major north-south route. By 2035, traffic is expected to increase to 28,500 vehicles per day. Construction started in March and is expected to be completed this fall.
Today’s announcement demonstrates Governor Hogan’s commitment to safety and infrastructure improvements in every jurisdiction in the state and is part of the $19.4 million in additional transportation investments in Somerset County over six years, including: $15.6 million for highways; $3.7 million for Shore Transit (FY 2016); $28,600 in grants for highway safety and other programs (FY 2016); and $4,385 for aviation grants (FY 2016) for Crisfield-Somerset County Airport.
Media Contacts:
Hannah Marr
Shareese Churchill 

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