(HARRISBURG) – The Borough of Mifflintown has been awarded a $530,000 to rehabilitate the Cross Street, which runs over Schweyer Run, providing better pedestrian and traffic flow to the area, according to Senate Majority Leaders Jake Corman (R-34) and state Rep. John Hershey (R-82).
“I am pleased that the borough will benefit from this much-needed state funding for an important infrastructure improvement to better serve area residents, businesses and students,” Corman said. “This project will make it easier for traffic and pedestrians to move through the borough, safely and efficiently and contribute to a better quality of life for folks who live here.”
“For the last year and a half, we’ve seen disruptions to normal driving patterns in Mifflintown Borough as a result of the culvert’s closure. This grant will help to resolve those issues while also lessening the financial impact of the project,” Rep. Hershey said. “Soon, people will be able to resume their normal driving habits rather than having to go out of their way because of the closure.”
The grant was awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) under its Multimodal Transportation Funding Program.
The culvert provides a multi-modal crossing in the heart of the borough to and from schools within the Juniata County School District, Juniata County Library and Moist Run Park. In June 2017 the culvert was deemed structurally deficient and closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic
The grant will enable the borough to remove the existing box culvert, sewer line and sidewalk and replace it with a new concrete box culvert capable of supporting all load and stream flows. Additionally 115 linear feet of sidewalk will be installed. The total project cost is $1.224 million.