HARRISBURG – Funding for three alternative transportation projects that will benefit communities in Clearfield, Clinton and Tioga counties has been approved, according Sen. Cris Dush (R-25).
A total of $54.1 million in federal funding was approved through the Transportation Alternatives (TA) Set-Aside program with the following awards announced for 25th Senatorial District projects:
- $1 million for Sandy Township, Clearfield County, to install sidewalks along Maple Avenue and Shaffer Road, a pedestrian crosswalk on Maple Avenue and traffic signal and pedestrian upgrades at the Maple Avenue and Shaffer Road intersection.
- $1 million for the Clinton County Planning Office to continue the Bald Eagle Valley Trail by constructing a ramp to carry the trail off the former railroad bridge over the Susquehanna River, building 3,200 feet of new trail surface on an abandoned Pine Creek Township road, installing sharrows (shared lane markings used to indicate a shared lane environment for bicycles and automobiles) and adding share-the-road signage on approximately three miles of River Road.
- $470,000 for Richmond Township, Tioga County, to add pedestrian accommodations along south Main Street.
“When you think about transportation, the mind immediately focuses on roads and bridges, but there’s much more to transportation than that, and these projects will help improve the lives of 25th Senatorial District residents,” said Dush.
The TA Set-Aside program provides funding for projects and activities defined as transportation alternatives, including on- and off-road pedestrian and bicycle facilities, infrastructure projects for improving non-driver access to public transportation and enhanced mobility, community improvement activities, and environmental mitigation, trails that serve a transportation purpose, and safe routes to school projects.
CONTACT: Zack Ankeny