(HARRISBURG) – Mifflintown Borough has been awarded an additional $594,000 to rehab the Cross Street culvert, which has been closed to all traffic since 2017, according to Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) and state Rep. John Hershey (R-82).
“Closing this crossing has caused a real hardship in our community as it serves as the heart of the borough, connecting schools, the library and Moist Run Park,” Senator Corman said. “This funding is a vital strategic investment in our area as we work to improve local infrastructure, increase safety and make our communities an even more attractive place to live.”
“The ongoing disruptions to travel in Mifflintown Borough have had a significant impact on our community,” Rep. Hershey said. “This grant will allow our community to return to its normal traffic routines without bearing the entire financial burden of the project.”
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. Also, 115 linear feet of sidewalk will be installed. This grant is in additional to the $530,000 of CFA funding the borough received last year. The total project cost is about $1.224 million.
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