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Jefferson Pike (Md. 180) was closed between Petersville Road (Md. 79) and Burkittsville Road (Md. 17) near Brunswick because of damage from floodwater on May 15.

The state has received more than $650,000 in federal money to help compensate for damage to roads in Frederick and Washington counties caused by severe storms in May and June 2018.

The U.S. Department of Transportation gave $653,805 to Maryland’s State Highway Administration to reimburse the state for the repair and reconstruction of federal highways and roads that were damaged in the storms.

The storms caused an estimated $16 million in damage to private property, and more than $6 million in estimated damage to public infrastructure.

The money was announced this week by Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, and Reps. David Trone and Jamie Raskin.

The storms that swept through the county on May 15 and 16, 2018, caused heavy flooding and damage throughout the county, dropping between 5 and 8 inches of rain in different spots and causing flooding in downtown Frederick that damaged several businesses.

At one point after the storms, the county had 44 roads closed because of damage or high water.

Among the roads damaged in the storms was part of U.S. 40 Alternate between Braddock Heights and Middletown, which closed the right lane and the shoulder of the road.

Work on the $2.3 million project was completed in August, after an extensive project to repair the slope of Braddock Mountain.

In June 2018, Gov. Larry Hogan requested a presidential disaster declaration for the state from President Donald Trump because of the heavy rain and flooding in Frederick and Washington counties.

After the disaster declaration, the county announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration would provide low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, businesses, and nonprofits to repair or replace real estate, vehicles, merchandise, equipment, or other items.

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Ryan Marshall is the transportation and growth and development reporter for the News-Post. He can be reached at rmarshall@newspost.com.

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MD1756

Perfect example of federal benefits for issues that are not a federal issue. In a different article (on the 287g program), one commenter complained about tax dollars going to hold criminals who violated federal immigration laws. This despite the fact that Maryland gets $1.53 from the federal government for every tax dollar went to the Feds. The moderators for some reason deleted my comment in that article even though it did not violate the discussion rules. We'll see if this comment is allowed to stay.

public-redux

If your deleted comment was in response to another comment that was also deleted, yours may have been collateral damage. That has happened to me.



Give the enormous federal deficit, are there any states that pay in more than they receive?

MD1756

To answer your question, yes, there are 10 states that pay more than they get. Those states are: NH, NE, CO, ND, WA, IL, CT, MA, NJ, and NY. NY pays the most ($35.5 billion more than they received in 2017 or $0.86 received for every dollar sent). CT paid the most on a per dollar basis receiving only $0.74 for every tax dollar sent. They average is $1.20 from the Feds for every $ sent and MD is at $1.53 from the Feds for every $ sent.

as far as the deleted comment, the original comment talking about not wanting to subsidize federal programs with local tax dollars is still there. I simply was pointing out that the money flows both ways and that not cooperating between levels of government is not the way to go.

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