Garrett County Government - Department of Business Development

ARC Awards $1 Million in Funding for Local Access Road

Last Updated on Apr 9, 2020 at 11:31am | Garrett County Economic Development

PRESS RELEASE - April 6, 2020
The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) today approved $1,000,000 for Garrett County, Maryland, to construct a local access road on Parcel 386 along Springs Road, a key transportation corridor in the Town of Grantsville, connecting the National Road (US Route 40) to US Route 219 North. The 8.6-acre parcel is located in an Opportunity Zone and is a prime area for regional growth.

The ARC funds will be used to construct approximately 0.2 miles of 2-lane roadway from Hemlock Dr. south to the center of the targeted site. The new access road will make it possible to attract and support new and existing businesses leading to private investment, new employment opportunities, and attract an expanded workforce. It is estimated that the project will support the creation of at least 5 new jobs in two new or expanded businesses. In addition, the project will leverage $6 million in private investments.

The Maryland State Highway Administration (MSHA) will administer the project and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will serve as the basic federal agency for the project.
About the Appalachian Regional Commission:
The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) is an economic development agency of the federal government and 13 state governments focusing on 420 counties across the Appalachian region. ARC's mission is to innovate, partner, and invest to build community capacity and strengthen economic growth in Appalachia and help the region achieve socioeconomic parity with the nation. More information is available at