WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded $500,000 to the Village of McArthur to make improvements to US Highway 50. This investment will help enhance traffic flow and improve safety for both vehicle and pedestrian traffic, while creating 30 jobs in the area.
“Ohio communities are already strapped for resources and they need our help to rebuild roads and bridges,” said Brown. “This investment will help the Village of McArthur improve safety for its residents and drivers, while creating jobs in the area.”
In March of 2017, Brown spoke out against President Trump’s efforts to eliminate the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) entirely, citing a need for continued investments in rural Ohio infrastructure.