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Federal government awards $10 million grant to improve North Avenue

Federal government awards $10 million grant to improve North Avenue

North Avenue will get an extensive makeover starting next year, thanks to a $10 million grant awarded Friday by the U.S. Transportation Department.

The project, dubbed North Avenue Rising, involves repaving the road and adding dedicated bus and bike lanes along its five-mile length from Fairmont on the west side to Baltimore Cemetery in the east.

With a total price of $27.3 million, the project is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2017, said Erin Henson, a spokeswoman for the Maryland Department of Transportation, which received the federal grant. Funding for the project includes $14.7 million from the state, $1 million from the city of Baltimore and $1.6 million from the...

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