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PennDOT awards $40M in multimodal transportation grants

Nine midstate projects receive funding

Nine midstate projects will receive grants from the state Department of Transportation as part of the statewide release of $40 million in funds under Act 89, a transportation funding law passed in 2013.

The $40 million plan, announced today by the Wolf administration, directs funding to 37 highway, bridge, bike and pedestrian improvement projects. PennDOT received 251 applications for the funds.

The following local projects, by county, are receiving grants:

Cumberland County

  • Borough of Carlisle: $2 million for reconstruction of North Hanover Street/Carlisle Springs Road intersection, including elimination of at-grade railroad crossing.
  • Borough of Carlisle: $1.6 million to restore B Street as a complete street from College Street to Carlisle Springs Road.

Dauphin County

  • Cameron Street, Harrisburg: $1.8 million for roadway improvements on Cameron Street between Herr Street and Goodwill Street to include widening for turning lanes, ADA improvements at Herr Street, traffic signals at Goodwill, new curb and storm water management drains and relocation of utilities.
  • City of Harrisburg: $2.2 million to improve vehicular, transit, pedestrian and bicycle movements in the city north of the Capitol Complex and to address several transportation-related safety issues. A total of $6.7 million is committed over the next three years for the project.
  • Susquehanna Township: $368,570 to construct approximately 1,800 feet of ADA-compliant sidewalk along the south side of Union Deposit Road between Shield Street and Powers Avenue at the Union Square Shopping Center.

Lancaster County

  • TCCC-Lancaster Holding LP: $1.1 million for improvements to the U.S. Route 30/Harrisburg Pike interchange, including additional turn lanes and signalization to improve the traffic flow at the interchange.
  • East Hempfield Township: $1 million to extend Embassy Drive through the Township’s targeted Growth Opportunity Area No. 2, which will facilitate construction of the Outin Tract mixed-use development and alleviate congestion along Rohrerstown Road.
  • City of Lancaster: $376,697 to complete the Christian Street Bicycle Boulevard with shared-lane marking known as sharrows, signage and pedestrian hybrid beacons to create a safe north-south route in the city, connecting to the Amtrak Station for pedestrians and cyclists.
  • City of Lancaster: $1.3 million to construct the Northeast Trail Extension, a 2.35-mile trail that will connect the city to parks, schools and employers to the east and northeast and create a bicycle commuter route.

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