Gov. Larry Hogan said the Maryland Department of Transportation awarded about
$38.4 million in grants for local road projects to cities and counties, under a state formula for the distribution of its highway user revenues.
That is an example of how various state DOTs distribute funding to local governments for use on roads that are outside the state-maintained system.
"Local jurisdictions rely on these critical funds to address long-overdue projects that will make our roads more reliable and get Marylanders moving again," Hogan said Sept. 18.
The announcement noted that those grants are in addition to an estimated $177 million in highway user revenues Maryland counties and municipalities are set to receive in fiscal 2018.
"We thank municipalities for submitting their applications in a timely fashion, so we can get them funding that will make a difference across the state," said Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn.
To be considered for the grants, county and municipal leaders had to submit applications certifying that the jurisdictions would use the funds only on transportation projects.
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