Feds OK I-95 funds
$20M approved for new Belvidere Road interchange
— Federal officials announced $20 million in funding Thursday evening toward a new Interstate 95 interchange to serve Principio Business Park, covering a large chunk of the funding for the transformative project.
The project, which would build a new interchange to the interstate highway near Belvidere Road, is estimated to cost about $54 million total. A deal brokered between the state, feds and the owners of the business park, however, would mean that Cecil County pays as little as 2 percent, or $1 million, of the total cost.
The federal funding doesn’t come as a complete surprise — earlier this year a Maryland Transportation Authority chief said “we hit the bullseye with this proj-