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Mikulski, Cardin, to announce $300M in BRAC funds

BETHESDA — Maryland’s senators are announcing $300 million for traffic improvements related to military base realignment.

Sen. Barbara Mikulski and Sen. Benjamin Cardin will visit the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda on Monday to make the announcement. Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and Patrick O’Neil, who is chairman of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce, also are expected to attend.

The money will be used to help alleviate congestion at traffic hot spots near the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda and Fort Belvoir in Alexandria, Va. It will pay for improvements to surrounding roads, including Maryland 355 and upgrades to the Medical Center Metro station.