American Infrastructure Awarded First Stimulus Project
11 Mar 2009
American Infrastructure was awarded the nation's first economic stimulus project by the Maryland State Highway Administration. The New Hampshire Avenue project includes $2.1 million in safety improvements and resurfacing along a 1.1 mile section of New Hapshire Avenue in Montgomery County. The project will support 60 jobs and will result in ramp upgrades to American with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards to include replacement of curb and gutter, median and drainage upgrades, installation of accessible pedestrian countdown signals at signalized intersections, new signing and pavement markings, and road resurfacing which will include patching, milling, and overlay.
The New Hampshire Ave corridor serves many pedestrian and transit users, churches, and schools such as White Oak Middle School, White Oak Federal Research Center, and St. Stephen Lutheran Church, along with carrying 44,000 vehicles per day. This section was last resurfaced in 1992; the existing asphalt surface has cracks and poor ride quality.
"We applaud the Obama administration for their commitment to getting the American worker back on the job and we appreciate that the Maryland Department of Transportation, under Governor O'Malley's leadership, has moved swiftly to put the stimulus package to work for the American People."
A. Ross Myers, Chairman and CEO, American Infrastructure
For more on this project please view the press pieces below:
Video Clip -3/16/2009: CNN Story on American Infrastructure's Work on First Stimulus Project
Video Clip: President Obama press conference as seen on CNN
"Stimulus road workers happy to be back on job" - The Gazette
"New Hampshire Ave. Project Gets Federal Stimulus Funds" - The Washington Post