Trone Requests $3.3 Million for Gaithersburg Streetscape Project
U.S. Rep. David Trone (MD-6) requested $3.3 million be included in the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations for the Russell Avenue multimodal and streetscape improvement project in Gaithersburg.
The expenditure must be approved by Congress and signed into law by Pres. Joe Biden before it can be allocated.
“With this investment into Maryland’s Sixth District, we’re going to create more jobs, upgrade deteriorating infrastructure, and expand essential services. By partnering with the folks who know what investments need to be prioritized, we’re building a brighter future for all Marylanders,” Trone said in a news release.
“Funding this project will allow the City to convert Russell Avenue from a car-centric, wide road to a pedestrian-friendly corridor. This will improve traffic flow and make Russell Avenue safer for City and County residents. I appreciate the efforts of our City Council and staff to get us to this place, and I am equally appreciative of Congressman Trone’s support for this important investment in the City of Gaithersburg,” said Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman in a news release.