The First ARRA Project: Shovels Hit the Road

Washington DC, March 3, 2009

President Obama announces the first highway project to receive funding under the recently passed American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, calling it the "most sweeping economic recovery plan in history... to put Americans back to work and put money in their pockets." As reported on CNN, Secretary of Labor Ray LaHood revealed that work would begin on a project to resurface Maryland State Highway 650, "a very busy road that has not been fully repaired in 17 years."