HARRISBURG – Street improvements for two Jefferson County communities will receive, combined, more than $423,000 in funding through Pennsylvania’s Multimodal Transportation Fund, according to Sen. Cris Dush (R-25) and Rep. Brian Smith (R-66).
“Upgrading local infrastructure will contribute to safer streets for motorists and pedestrians, as well as keep traffic and commerce flowing, helping residents and area businesses,” said Dush.
“I was pleased to offer letters of support to help move these critical transportation improvement projects forward,” Smith said. “These much-needed upgrades will play a major role in making travel safer throughout Jefferson County, not only for drivers, but also for pedestrians, joggers, bicyclists, employers, and especially our students, who all share the benefits of a properly maintained local transportation infrastructure.”
The Borough of Punxsutawney will receive $285,901 for design and construction of a radius widening project to eliminate a 90-degree turn at the intersection of Front and Union Streets, while the Borough of Sykesville will receive $137,188 to resurface borough streets – including South Park Street, Memorial Street, Station Street, Paradise Road and Willow Alley – to improve safety and accessibility for local commercial business operations, school buses and residential traffic.
The Multimodal Transportation Fund provides grants to encourage economic development and ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to the residents of the commonwealth. Funds may be used for the development, rehabilitation and enhancement of transportation assets to existing communities, streetscape, lighting, sidewalk enhancement, pedestrian safety, connectivity of transportation assets and transit-oriented development.
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