Lawmakers announce BRAC funds
Members of Maryland’s congressional delegation announced Monday that they had secured $5.6 million to help pay for road projects related to expanded employment at Fort Meade and Aberdeen Proving Ground under the Pentagon’s base realignment and closing (BRAC) program.
Reps. C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes and Frank Kratovil, along with Sens. Barbara A. Mikulski and Benjamin L. Cardin, made the announcement near Route 175 and Rockenbach Road at Fort Meade – one of the intersections scheduled to be improved to accommodate increased traffic at the base. The money was included in an appropriations bill passed by Congress last month.