(HARRISBURG) – Grants totally $2.7 million are being awarded to local projects to improve bridges and roadways under the state’s Multimodal Transportation Fund, Senator Jake Corman (R-34) announced today.
“A quality transportation system is vital to improving our region’s economy,” Senator Corman said. “Investing state funds into projects such as these means we are able to ensure a transportation system that keeps our community connected and safe. I am pleased these projects received funding.”
Oliver Township will receive $700,000 for full roadway reconstruction of Kansas and School House roads. The reconstruction will include roadway widening, replacement of undersized culverts, road base improvements, and road rehabilitation to improve the safety of the roadway network.
Centre County received $2 million to replace two high-priority, poor-condition bridges in the county – Mill Street Bridge in Howard Borough and Railroad Street Bridge in Bellefonte Borough.
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.