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Howard County awarded $8.1 Million grant for New Cut Road repair

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Posted at 5:00 PM, Aug 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-06 17:00:08-04

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. — Howard County Executive Calvin Ball announced that the county received a $8.1 million grant from the National Resources Conservation Services to repair a road that washed away in the 2018 Ellicott City flood.

The funds donated will go towards rebuilding efforts for the portion of New Cut Road. The County estimates that all work will be completed, and New Cut Road will re-open, between July - September of 2020,

“Our progress on rebuilding and strengthening Ellicott City continues to move forward every day,” said Ball. “This grant is another example of our collaboration with national and state partners to make positive change. I am proud that we will restore New Cut Road while spending fewer taxpayer dollars, and I want to thank the National Resources Conservation Services for their support.”

New Cut Road is currently closed through traffic between College Avenue and Hillsborough Road.