Brooks: $1.26 Million Multimodal Grant Awarded to Reduce Traffic and Improve Safety in Neshannock Township

HARRISBURG – Neshannock Township will receive a $1.26 million grant for traffic calming and safety improvements along Kings Chapel Road and Pulaski Road, according to Sen. Michele Brooks (R-50).

The township’s comprehensive planning efforts have identified opportunities to stimulate the local economy and job growth, while also increasing public safety along heavily traveled roadways. Millenium Park is one such priority area. Located in a general industrial zoning district, it has long been targeted for economic expansion, but transportation safety and congestion issues were holding back the full potential of the site.

“This project will help create new economic opportunities by overcoming the current heavy traffic congestion and safety issues that are present,” Brooks said. “I appreciate Neshannock reaching out to me early on and their partnership working on this project. The funding will go a long way to unlocking township’s growth potential, while at the same time making vital traffic safety improvements that we all want to see.”

The grant will be used to improve the Route 422 and Pulaski Road intersection by adding new turning lanes and signal improvements, in addition to realigning Kings Chapel Road near Millenium Park, creating direct access to the site.

“These critical infrastructure improvements will increase safety in a well-traveled corridor and provide opportunities for growth and development in a prime industrial area. Funding received from the Multimodal Transportation Fund program will be transformative for the township’s economic development efforts, spurring immediate job growth and expansion of an existing international company. Neshannock Township is so grateful to Sen. Brooks for her support of this project!” said Leslie Bucci, Neshannock township supervisor.

Established in 2004 as an independent agency of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the Commonwealth Financing Authority was created to administer the commonwealth’s economic stimulus packages.

Multimodal Transportation Fund awards may be used for the development, rehabilitation and enhancement of transportation assets, streetscape, lighting, sidewalk enhancement, pedestrian safety, connectivity of transportation assets and transit-oriented development.


CONTACT: Adam Gingrich, 717-787-1322

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