Wolf announces $40 million in funding for PennDOT projects statewide

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Governor Tom Wolf and PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards announced Friday that 37 bridge, bike, highway and pedestrian projects across Pennsylvania will receive $40 in Multimodal Transportation Fund grants from PennDOT.

“Communities across Pennsylvania rely on infrastructure improvements to support economic growth and attract new residents and businesses,” Governor Wolf said in a release. “These projects support improved transportation for all residents, whether they walk, bike or drive.”

The following areas of the Midstate will receive funding for various projects:

Cumberland County

  • Borough of Carlisle — $2,021,950 for reconstruction of N. Hanover Street/Carlisle Springs Road intersection, including elimination of at-grade railroad crossing.
  • Borough of Carlisle — $1,556,700 to restore B Street as a complete street from College Street to Carlisle Springs Road (SR 34).

Dauphin County

  • Cameron Street Investments — $1,807,908 for roadway improvements on Cameron Street between Herr Street and Goodwill Street 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.
  • City of Harrisburg — $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. A total of $6,710,000 is committed over the next three years for this project.
  • Susquehanna Township — $368,570 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.

Juniata County

  • Tuscarora Township — $245,814 for full reclamation and resurfacing of Bunker Hill Road.

Lancaster County

  • TCCC-Lancaster Holding, LP — $1,100,000 for improvements to the U.S. Route 30/Harrisburg Pike interchange, including additional turn lanes and signalization to improve the traffic flow at the interchange.
  • East Hempfield Township – $1,000,000 to extend Embassy Drive through the Township’s targeted Growth Opportunity Area #2, which will facilitate construction of the Outin Tract mixed-use development and alleviate congestion along Rohrerstown Road.
  • City of Lancaster — $376,697 to complete the Christian Street Bicycle Boulevard with sharrows, signage, and pedestrian hybrid beacons to create a safe north-south route in the City, connecting to the Amtrak Station for pedestrians and cyclists.
  • City of Lancaster — $1,305,713 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 evaluated 251 applications totaling over $282 million.

The Multimodal Transportation Fund was created by Act 89, which was enacted in November 2013.

Information about the program and how to apply is available at penndot.gov.

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