County gets highway funds

April 02, 2006

Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. has authorized the distribution of $25.8 million to restore the highway user revenues that were cut by the legislature last year.

Carroll County and its eight incorporated towns will receive $910,361 of those funds. The county's share will be $746,411, and the towns will split the remaining $163,950.

The General Assembly last Tuesday approved the fiscal 2007 state budget that includes $3.7 billion for transportation. The budget includes a $15 million deficiency appropriation for fiscal 2006.

Ehrlich authorized an additional $10.8 million budget amendment for fiscal 2006 to provide the $25.8 million for road improvements to the counties and local jurisdictions across the state.

"From fixing potholes to improving safety at a local intersection, these dollars are crucial to the counties and the municipalities to upgrade roads in the neighborhoods," Ehrlich said. "With hard work and resourceful budgeting, we have found a way to restore this important funding that the legislature cut in last year's legislative session."

The $25.8 million will be distributed to 23 counties, Baltimore City and 149 municipalities across the state.

Road funds for Carroll

County $746,411.43

Hampstead 19,666.64

Manchester 17,167.21

Mount Airy 20,078.70

New Windsor 6,046.34

Sykesville 14,916.95

Taneytown 21,488.09

Union Bridge 5,694.38

Westminster 58,891.75

TOTAL $910,361.49

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