New I-95 interchange to be built in Cecil County

New I-95 interchange to be built in Cecil County

BALTIMORE (WBFF) - A new I-95 interchange is moving forward - in Cecil County, at a cost of more than $50 million.

A federal grant of $20 million has been awarded toward an interchange at I-95 and Belvidere Road, just south of the Chesapeake House travel plaza in North East.

The total cost of the interchange is about $54 million, according to the Cecil Whig.

The project is expected to create about 7,500 jobs in new and existing businesses.

The BUILD (Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development) grant will fund the interchange, the relocation of Belvidere Road and construction of a new bridge over the I-95, according to Congressman Andy Harris and U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, who worked to get the funding.

Building the interchange includes a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process, which is expected to be done in late 2019.

In an announcement this July, Gov. Larry Hogan said a new interchange "would improve truck access to I-95 and support existing and planned development within the existing Principio Business Park in the near future and in the longer term."

Principio Business Park is expected to generate more than $560 million for Cecil County in the next ten years.

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