The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has approved a $400,000 grant to Washington County for the construction of an access road to serve the Mount Aetna Technology Park, according to a joint news release from U.S. Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin.
The grant will be used to widen a .61-mile section of Yale Drive to four lanes, the release said. The grant brings the total of ARC money involved in the project to $1.2 million, the release said.
Washington County is putting another $2.3 million into the $3.5 million project, the release said.
The Hagerstown-Washington County Industrial Foundation, or CHIEF, is developing the 173-acre technology park and is paying about $300,000 for the design and engineering work for Yale Drive, CHIEF President Greg Snook said Thursday.
The county is building the extension of Yale Drive, which will provide connections to Meritus Medical Center,
Hagerstown Community College, the senior center being built on the college campus and the technology park, Snook said.