Brooks Announces State Support for Cochranton’s Main Artery

HARRISBURG (Nov. 12, 2019) Sen. Michele Brooks announced that a $150,000 grant was approved today to repave South Franklin Street in Cochranton Borough, Crawford County.

The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) approved the grant this morning, to improve the borough’s main artery. The repaving will start in the center of town and run one mile past the Cochranton Elementary School to the borough line. 

The road is cracked and riddled with potholes and standing water. 

“I appreciate the opportunity to continue to work with Cochranton Borough and its residents,” Brooks said, “and I want to thank them for all their efforts. This project builds upon the new exciting senior housing project, the Cochranton Community Service Center, and the new library.”

“These improvements will enhance safety for pedestrians and vehicular traffic, and help those with disabilities,” Brooks said.  “By adding eight curb ramps to meet the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act, update drainage inlets, replace 350-feet of guide rails, and mill and pave South Franklin Street, these investments in our infrastructure will help ease school and other traffic flow and ultimately strengthen our local economy through strong infrastructure.”

Contact:      Diane McNaughton                           (717) 787-1322

                   dmmcnaughton@pasen.gov