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Md. Awards $3.1 Million for Bike Routes

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HANOVER, Md. (WBOC/AP)- The state of Maryland is spending $3.13 million to expand and improve bicycling opportunities.

The Department of Transportation announced the Bikeways Program grants Tuesday.

They include $1.5 million to build a nearly half-mile connection between the Anacostia Tributary Trails System in Prince George's County and the Washington D.C. River Trail.

Another major project is a $470,000 grant to extend the Three Notch Trail in St. Mary's County.

A grant of $320,000 will fund design and construction of a downtown Baltimore cycle track and bike network.

On the Eastern Shore, a grant of $53,500 will go toward the Cambridge Heritage Trail Retrofit, and will extend the path from Sailwinds and create a bike lane along Cedar Street.

In Salisbury, $13,750 will fund on-road bikeways on more than two miles in downtown. Another grant of $6,300 will go toward bike racks for 10 buses and three stations serving Wicomico, Somerset and Worcester counties.

Easton will receive a $41,000 grant for the design of the town's rails to trails spur line.

This is the second set of Bikeways grants announced this year. They bring the total for 2012 to 48 recipients and $5.6 million.

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