Pennsylvania awards $47M for local multimodal projects
Pennsylvania – Improvements to safety, mobility, and local economies are at the core of 56 multimodal projects set to receive $47.8 million in funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT).
The department evaluated the applications and made selections based on such criteria as safety benefits, regional economic conditions, the technical and financial feasibility, job creation, energy efficiency, and operational sustainability.
Reflecting PennDOT’s commitment to improving locally owned infrastructure, several of the projects will also help local governments address bridges and roadways in need of repair or replacement.
Lebanon County will receive $3 million for construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Route 934 and Clear Spring Road in North Annville Township and improvements along Killinger Road in South Annville Township to support development of a logistics park.
Blair County Commissioners were awarded $2 million to improve a section of the Blair County Road 101 corridor for vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian use from Railroad Street north to Hickory Street in Claysburg. Improvements include correcting drainage issues, replacing existing curbs and sidewalks with accessible ramps, and relocating overhead utilities.
The city of Pittsburgh will receive $1.76 million to reopen a portion of Sylvan Avenue to pedestrian and bicycle traffic as a public trail parallel to SR 885 that will connect the Hazelwood and Greenfield neighborhoods to job centers in Oakland.
In Carbon County, the state will commit $2.4 million to construct a right-in/right-out intersection along Route 248 and a lighted intersection along Delaware Avenue at the future Palmerton Business Park in Palmerton.
The city of Altoona will get $1.29 million to revitalize the Altoona Transportation Center, a multimodal transportation hub for passenger rail and local and regional bus services, by completing public safety and connectivity improvements, renovating utilities, installing new wayfinding and access signage, updating passenger spaces and transfer areas, and providing more reliable passenger access.