Officials from around Frederick County scrambled Saturday to determine how anticipated state transportation funding cuts could affect the fate of a project to widen U.S. 15 through the city of Frederick. The $121 million project to add one lane in each direction from Interstate 70 to Md. 26 has been expected to begin construction in 2026. But with the state’s Department of Transportation facing budget shortfalls and billions of dollars in cuts, the project — which has been the county’s top transportation priority for years —suddenly appeared in jeopardy Saturday.
U.S. 15 widening project in jeopardy amid proposed state transportation cuts
December 4, 2023