County governments and Baltimore City will be receiving $10 million in the fiscal 2014 budget for pothole repairs and other road repairs necessitated by the extreme winter weather. As reported by the Baltimore Sun:
Tens of thousands of potholes have been reported across the region this winter, with local jurisdictions like Baltimore reporting filling hundreds per day in an attempt to keep up.
In a statement, O’Malley said that during this “long, harsh winter,” local and state road crews came together in “true Maryland spirit” to keep roadways safe.
“Unfortunately,” he said, “our work is not done.”
The $10 million will be split among the state’s local jurisdictions according to mileage.
MACo advocated for transportation funding this session and is pleased that county needs were recognized, especially during this harsh winter.
At this time, all counties have submitted applications to participate in this grant funding and its anticipated that funds will be allocated by mid-May.
Additional coverage of discussions that took place can be found below.