Six south central Pennsylvania projects among 56 to be competed with state funds

Cris Collingwood//April 21, 2022

Six south central Pennsylvania projects among 56 to be competed with state funds

Cris Collingwood//April 21, 2022

Gov. Tom Wolf today said $47.8 million in funding through the Multimodal Transportation Fund will be used to fix 56 highway, bridge, transit, and bike and pedestrian projects in 28 counties, including six in south central Pennsylvania. 

Gov. Tom Wolf PHOTO/PROVIDED – File

 “Transportation is critical to connecting communities and economies, and we are an important partner in bringing progress across the state,” Wolf said. “These investments will improve overall mobility and safety while bolstering commercial projects.” 

 Reflecting PennDOT’s commitment to improving locally owned infrastructure, several of the projects will also help local governments address bridges and roadways in need of repair or replacement. 

 “Whether we’re making roadways more accessible to all modes of travel or creating new connections for businesses investing in our communities, transportation is integral to our quality of life,” PennDOT Secretary Yassmin Gramian said. “These projects will bring long-lasting improvements across the state.” 

PennDOT evaluated the applications and made selections based on such criteria as safety benefits, regional economic conditions, the technical and financial feasibility, job creation, energy efficiency, and operational sustainability. 

 The south central Pennsylvania projects include: 

Fulton County:  

  • Union Township – $310,000 for pavement and drainage improvements to a 1.5-mile section of Hendershot Road that is currently unpaved. 

Lancaster County: 

  • Clay Township – $466,444 to construct left-turn lanes on all approaches to the heavily-congested intersection of U.S. Route 322 and Durlach Road and Woodcorner Road in Ephrata. 
  • East Hempfield Township – $300,000 to replace the bridge structure that carries Dairy Road over a tributary of the Little Conestoga Creek. 

Lebanon County:  

  • Exel, Inc. – $3 million for construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Route 934 and Clear Spring Road in North Annville Township and improvements along Killinger Road in South Annville Township to support development of a logistics park. 

York County: 

  • Felton Borough – $211,165 to upgrade drainage and storm sewer systems and repave Water Street and Moore Lane. 
  • York County – $379,501 to remove Pleasant Acres Bridge, a load-posted deteriorated bridge over an active railroad, following construction of a new road extension and at-grade crossing in Springettsbury Township. 

PennDOT anticipates accepting Multimodal Transportation Fund applications in fall 2022 for Fiscal Year 2023-24 funding. For more information about the program, visit www.penndot.pa.gov and click on Multimodal Program under the “Projects & Programs” button.