DiSanto Announces $2.1 Million in Grants for Road and Parks Projects in Dauphin and Perry Counties

Harrisburg – State Senator John DiSanto (Dauphin/Perry) today announced state funding to improve community parks, sidewalks and traffic flow in Dauphin and Perry counties.

“A robust park system and transportation infrastructure that reduces traffic congestion and enhances safety are important for maintaining vibrant communities,” DiSanto said. “I’m an advocate for returning state tax dollars to our cities, townships and boroughs to help pay for projects that benefit the local area.”

DiSanto said the following grants were approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority today:

Dauphin County
City of Harrisburg – $150,000
To rehabilitate Reservoir Park with recreational upgrades and updates to amenities. The project includes construction of a playground for younger children and expanded parking to allow for more visitors. The total project cost is $550,213. (Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program)

East Hanover Township – $213,000
To help pay for improvements to the township community park. The work includes replacing play equipment, improving ADA accessibility and restoring a small stream. The total project cost is $905,000. (Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program)

Linlo Governor Crossing, LLC (Derry Township) – $750,000
To improve access to the Governor Crossing development in Derry Township by widening Fishburn Road to allow for a left turn lane, as well as the relocation and signalization of Sandy Hill Road. The project will reduce congestion and stacking along Governor Road (Route 322). The total project cost is $2.8 million. (Multimodal Transportation Fund)

Highview Commercial WH1 LLC (West Hanover Township) – $353,315
To make improvements to the intersection of Route 22 and Clover Lane in West Hanover Township to support the development of a 7-Eleven gas station at the site. The project will include adding a deceleration lane, improving existing entrances and adding sidewalks. The total project cost is $504,736. (Multimodal Transportation Fund)

Hummelstown Borough – $450,000
To help pay for the creation of a safe sidewalk connection for pedestrians in Downtown Hummelstown, adding sidewalks along Poplar Avenue, Hanover Street, and Quarry Road. The total project cost is $1.4 million. (Multimodal Transportation Fund)

“This is an important undertaking to improve pedestrian safety in the area. I’m grateful the Commonwealth Financing Authority recognized how worthwhile this project is, and I commend the borough for seeking out the grant,” Rep. Tom Mehaffie (R-Dauphin) said regarding this project in his district.

Perry County
Bloomfield Borough – $200,000
To help pay for the paving of streets in the Lakeside Development, which have recently been taken over by the borough. The total project cost is $537,386. (Multimodal Transportation Fund)

The Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program funds projects that involve development, rehabilitation and improvements to public parks, recreation areas, greenways, trails and river conservation.

Multimodal Transportation Fund grants are used for transportation development, rehabilitation and enhancement projects, including work to improve streetscapes, lighting, sidewalks, pedestrian safety, transportation system connections and transit-oriented development.

The Commonwealth Financing Authority is an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development that administers many of Pennsylvania’s economic development and community improvement programs.

CONTACT: Chuck Erdman cerdman@pasen.gov