$40M in grants to fund transportation projects in Carlisle, Harrisburg & Lancaster

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Carlisle, Harrisburg, and Lancaster will get a share of $40 million in PennDOT grants for highway, bridge, bike and pedestrian projects.

The Multimodal Transportation Fund grants, created by the transportation funding plan enacted in 2013, were announced Friday by Gov. Tom Wolf and PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards.

Carlisle will receive a $2,021,950 grant for reconstruction of the intersection at North Hanover Street and Carlisle Springs Road, which includes the elimination of the railroad crossing. The borough will receive an additional $1,556,700 to restore B Street as a complete street from College Street to Carlisle Springs Road.

In Harrisburg, Cameron Street Investments was awarded $1,807,908 for roadway improvements on Cameron Street between Herr and Goodwill streets to include widening for turning lanes, ADA improvements at Herr Street, traffic signals at Goodwill, new curb and storm water management drains, and relocation of utilities.

The city received $2,236,667 to improve the vehicular, transit, pedestrian, and bicycle movements within the city north of the Capitol Complex and to address several transportation-related safety issues. PennDOT said a total of $6,710,000 is committed over the next three years for this project.

Susquehanna Township was awarded a $368,570 grant to construct approximately 1,800 feet of ADA-compliant sidewalk along the south side of Union Deposit Road between Shield Street and Powers Avenue at the Union Square Shopping Center.

In Lancaster County, TCCC-Lancaster Holding, LP received $1,100,000 for improvements to the Route 30/Harrisburg Pike interchange, including additional turn lanes and signalization to improve the traffic flow at the interchange.

The City of Lancaster received $376,697 to complete the Christian Street Bicycle Boulevard with sharrows, signage, and pedestrian hybrid beacons to create a safe north-south route connecting to the Amtrak Station for pedestrians and cyclists. An additional $1,305,713 will be used to construct the Northeast Trail Extension, a 2.35-mile on- and off-street trail that will connect the city to parks, schools, and employers to the east and northeast and create a bicycle commuter route.

PennDOT said it evaluated 251 applications totaling more than $282 million and made selections based on safety benefits, regional economic conditions, the technical and financial feasibility, job creation, energy efficiency, and operational sustainability.

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