Corman, Benninghoff Announce $700,000 for Patton Township Road Safety Improvements

(HARRISBURG) – Patton Township has been awarded $700,000 to improve road safety by reconstructing the intersection of Fox Hill and Bernel roads, Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) and state Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-171) announced today.

“Enhancing the safety of this area will significantly improve the ability of cars to pass through the area, but more so bicyclists who regularly travel those roads will be safer,” Senator Corman said. “As a state, we continue to make strategic investments in improving local infrastructure in order to continue to increase safety and make our communities an even more attractive place to live.”

“As our area grows and prospers, these kinds of safety and modernization improvements are essential,” Benninghoff said. “Many of our area roads are several decades old and no longer meet the needs of our changing community. This project will make our local roads safer, no matter how people travel, whether that be by vehicle, motorcycle or bicycle. We will continue to work to bring tax dollars back to our area for more important projects like this one.”

The grant was awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) under its Multimodal Transportation Funding Program.

The township will reconstruct the intersection of Fox Hill and Bernel roads to a standard “T” configuration and construct a dedicated left-turn lane on both roads. The design will allow for safety vehicle traffic traveling to University Park Airport and for bicyclists using the road. The improvements also complement a mixed-use development on the northwest corner of the intersection. The total project cost is about $1.6 million.

Contact:

Jenn Kocher – 7147-787-1377 or jkocher@pasen.gov

Morgan Wagner – 717-773-3266 or mwagner@pahousegop.com