Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Multimodal Projects Funded Included 5 Trail, Bike, Recreation-Related Projects

Gov. Tom Wolf Tuesday announced 42 highway, bridge, transit, ports and waterways, and bike and pedestrian projects will be in line for $49 million in funding through the Multimodal Transportation Fund. The list includes 5 recreation-related projects--
-- Allegheny County, City of McKeesport: $2,951,500 for improvements to the existing Steel Valley Trail through the RIDC Park along the Monongahela River, linking the river to the McKeesport Multimedia Center, and improvements to the City’s municipal parking garage that offers trail parking.
-- Chester County, West Pikeland Township: $1,169,000 to replace an existing one-lane bridge over Pickering Creek with a two-lane bridge, raise the Horseshoe Trail roadway, and widen the waterway opening to prevent frequent flooding that is occurring now.
-- Lehigh County, Lower Macungie Township: $152,053 for improvements that will provide safe multimodal access to commercial and recreational facilities on Hamilton Boulevard from neighborhoods to the south, including installation of 500 feet of sidewalk; textured crosswalks and ramps at Krocks Road, Krocks Court, and Hamilton Boulevard; and a 90-foot sidewalk between Wawa and the turnpike overpass.
-- Lycoming County, River Valley Transit: $1,193,306 for the realignment of Franklin Street; reconstruction of Basin Street; addition of bike lanes, transit stops, ADA ramps, sidewalks, lighting, and storm water management.
-- Monroe County, Tobyhanna Township: $1,650,000 to widen Long Pond Road (SR 0940), realign the I-380 southbound exit ramp, and add sidewalks, decorative street lighting, and a multi-use trail along SR 0940.
For more information, visit PennDOT’s Multimodal Transportation webpage.
Other Grants
To learn more about other available grant opportunities to support trail and recreation projects, attend one of the upcoming workshops on DCNR’s Community Conservation Grant Program.  Click Here for more.
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