Harrisburg – State Senator John DiSanto (Dauphin/Perry) today announced the approval of $1.2 million in state grants to help pay for three transportation projects in Dauphin County.
The funding was approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority through its Multimodal Transportation Fund Program.
“These projects include a bridge replacement, transportation corridor upgrades and the construction of a sidewalk to increase safety for high school students,” DiSanto said. “These improvements are very important, but also very expensive. It is critical that the state works with our local communities to help fund these upgrades, and I am thankful some of the limited dollars available were directed to important projects in the 15th District.”
The following grants were approved:
Lykens Borough – $550,000
Lykens Borough will use the funding to replace the structurally deficient South Edward Street Bridge over Rattling Creek. The $1.1 million project is a partnership with the Dauphin County Bridge Bundling Program.
City of Harrisburg – $500,000
The City of Harrisburg will use the funds to upgrade three east-west corridors: Walnut Street from North Front Street to North Third Street, Market Street from South Fourth Street to Cameron Street, and Chestnut Street from Front Street to the Harrisburg Transportation Center. The project includes pavement resurfacing, bike lanes, curb ramps, crosswalks, sidewalks and traffic signal upgrades. The total cost is $3 million.
Susquehanna Township School District – $170,921
The Susquehanna Township School District will use the funds to install a sidewalk and crosswalks along Elmerton Avenue to provide safe walking access for high school students, staff and the public. The project includes the construction of 2,000 feet of sidewalk and five crosswalks, and the planting of 25 trees. The total cost is $244,173.
Multimodal Transportation Fund grants may be used for transportation development, rehabilitation and enhancement projects, including work to improve streetscapes, lighting, sidewalks, pedestrian safety, transportation system connections and transit-oriented development.
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