Governor Larry Hogan announced $765 million in funding to build a new Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge.
The bridge crosses the Potomac River, connecting Charles County, Maryland with King George County, Virginia.
The Maryland Transportation Authority anticipates starting construction in 2020 and opening a new, wider and safer bridge in 2023.
"With this announcement, I am extremely proud to officially dedicate more than $760 million dollars to fully fund a new Potomac River bridge and finally replace the Governor Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge," said Governor Hogan. "From the start, our administration has consistently taken every step necessary to expeditiously push forward with this much-needed replacement project and going forward we will continue to push to ensure it's completed as fast and efficiently as possible. Simply put, Marylanders deserve better than the daily congestion caused by the current bridge and with the construction of this new bridge, they will finally get it."
A new, wider, safer bridge will cross the Potomac River in 2023 says @LarryHogan pic.twitter.com/PND0ezP8lj
— MDTA (@TheMDTA) November 21, 2016
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