Two transportation projects in Centre County have been awarded a total of $960,000 in state funding under the Multimodal Transportation Fund created by Act 89 of 2013, according to Senator Jake Corman (R-34).
The fund provides financial assistance to municipalities, councils of governments, businesses, economic development organizations, public transportation agencies, rail/freight, and ports to improve transportation assets, improve public safety and enhance communities.
“These critical grants, approved as part of Pennsylvania’s transportation funding plan, will help our communities to undertake important projects that are vital to public safety and economic development,” Corman said. “I believe this will provide a crucial investment in our local infrastructure and in the future of our area.”
The Borough of State College was awarded $160,000 to construct a multi-use trail and install associated signage from the West End neighborhood (West College Avenue), linking the existing bike routes to a multi-use path that connects to The Pennsylvania State University.
Patton Township will receive $800,000 to install turning lanes at four intersections along the Valley Vista Drive corridor serving commuters, businesses and residents in Patton and Ferguson townships.
The state Department of Transportation (PennDOT) awarded grants based on such criteria as safety benefits, regional economic conditions, the technical and financial feasibility, job creation, energy efficiency and operational sustainability. Projects required a 30-percent match from local sources.
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