HARRISBURG (April 16, 2021) Sen. Michele Brooks announced that West Fallowfield Township will be awarded $895,022 for the rehabilitation of Rocky Glen Road, allowing it to reopen for safe travel.
The road sustained severe damage from rainstorms in the spring and summer of 2019, resulting in its closure.
“This grant award is exciting news for this rural area of Crawford County,” Brooks said. “I was happy to personally advocate for this funding, to help increase mobility, safety and access for all travelers, regardless of the means of transportation.”
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced the award this morning.
Rainfall and the resultant stormwater runoff forced the closure of this road more than a year ago, starting from the intersection of State Route 18 to the property at 3393 Rocky Glen Road.
The road closure has affected transportation needs for local residents as well as the response time for police. fire, and emergency medical responders. Those who used Rocky Glen Road for access onto State Route 18 must now take an alternate route, adding travel time and mileage to the commute.
The closure has also created access problems for area farmers who rely on the direct route to reach their fields with the agricultural equipment they need for planting and harvesting.
“I want to thank the township supervisors for their strong application. It is my hope that this grant eases the financial burden on residents for this major infrastructure project,” Brooks said. “We were happy to partner with township leaders and are pleased to restore an important pathway for the West Fallowfield community.”
Contact: Diane McNaughton (717) 787-1322 firstname.lastname@example.org