Brooks Announces Multi-Modal Grants for Mercer County

HARRISBURG (Feb. 1, 2019) Sen. Michele Brooks announced the awarding of state support for road and walkway improvements in Mercer County. These projects include the following:

  • City of Hermitage — $345,541 to construct sidewalks along the east side of South Route 18 (Hermitage Road) between Linden Pointe Business Campus and Morefield Road and intersection improvements at Armstrong, Emilie, and Morefield Roads.
  • City of Sharon — $1.3 million to repave and improve multiple streets throughout the city, complete ADA-compliant cut-outs and sidewalks, and make these streets more accessible for commerce in the city.
  • South Pymatuning Township — $261,585 for roadway improvements to Wynnewood Drive, Kane Road, and Orangeville Road.

These projects were among 50 highway, bridge, transit, aviation, bike and pedestrian projects in 23 counties selected for funding through the Multimodal Transportation Fund.

PennDOT evaluated the applications and made selections based on safety benefits, regional economic conditions, the technical and financial feasibility, job creation, energy efficiency, and operational sustainability.

“Transportation infrastructure helps to support our local economy and business growth, as well as our community residents,” Sen. Brooks said.  “These advancements will help those with disabilities, pedestrians, motorists and all community residents for today, and a long time to come.”  

 

CONTACT:   Diane McNaughton                             (717) 787-1322

                        dmmcnaughton@pasen.gov