Corman, Benninghoff Announce More Than $2.5 Million in Local Transportation Grants

College Township and Centre County have been awarded state grants totaling more than $2.5 million to rehabilitate three local bridges and complete multimodal safety and accessibility improvement projects, according to Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) and Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-171).

“In helping to improve public safety and accessibly, our area will benefit both economically and in quality of life,” Senator Corman said.  “Investing in our transportation network is vital to our area’s future and will make it a better place to live, work and raise a family.”

“Improving our infrastructure is key to spurring economic growth in the area,” Rep. Benninghoff said. “These projects are investments in our community, and the benefits will be felt for generations to come.”

College Township will receive $1,149,041 to complete multimodal improvements on Pike Street (SR 3011), including handicap-accessible ramps, curb extensions, sidewalks for pedestrians and transit users, highlighted crosswalks, and storm water management.

Centre County will receive $1,365,000 for major rehabilitation of three structurally deficient, large-span bridges, including Lower Coleville Road Bridge in Spring Township, Front Street Bridge in Curtin Township, and Fox Gap Road Bridge in Miles Township.

The grants were awarded through the state’s Multimodal Transportation Fund, which provides funding to encourage economic development and ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to the residents of the Commonwealth. 

On October 5, PennDOT will begin accepting applications for the next round of funding for grants under the Multimodal Transportation Fund. Applications are evaluated on such criteria as safety benefits, regional economic conditions, the technical and financial feasibility, job creation, energy efficiency, and operational sustainability.

Applications are due by November 15, 2018. PennDOT expects to announce grant recipients next year for the funding that becomes available in July 2019.

For more information about the program visit www.penndot.gov and click on Multimodal Transportation under the “Projects & Programs” button.

CONTACT:    Jenn Kocher (717) 787-1377 (Corman)

                        Morgan Wagner (717) 260-6281 (Benninghoff)