HARRISBURG, March 26 – A $450,000 grant will help fund the repair and rehabilitation of three South Pymatuning Township roads, state Rep. Longietti, D-Mercer, and state Sen. Michele Brooks, R-Crawford/Mercer/Erie/Warren, announced today.
The funds will be used to address safety concerns and improve motorist visibility on Wynnewood Drive at the intersection of Route 18, as well as to ground down and repave both Kane and Orangeville roads.
“This funding will enhance our local infrastructure and help improve safety for motorists and bicyclists traveling on South Pymatuning roads,” said Longietti. “The safety of all those on our roads is extremely important, and I’m pleased that this grant request has been approved so that these necessary improvements can be made.”
Brooks was similarly enthusiastic about the approval.
“A strong system of roadways is vital to an improving economy,” Brooks said. “This investment of state dollars is an important step forward in keeping our communities connected and our families safe. We are so happy to see this project approved for funding and advancing toward completion.”
The plan for the improvements to Kane and Orangeville roads also includes the replacement of nine culverts and the berm area of both roads. The improvements to Wynnewood Drive include raising and repaving the road.
Longietti added that in February, South Pymatuning received a PennDOT grant of $261,585 for the same project. With the new award of $450,000, he said the entire project will be funded so that local taxpayers will not bear the burden.
The grant was approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority under its Multimodal Transportation Fund. The fund provides grants to encourage economic development and ensure that safe transportation is available to all Pennsylvania residents.
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