Corman, Irvin Announce $250,000 for Improved Street Lighting in Huntingdon Borough

(HARRISBURG) – Huntingdon Borough has been awarded $250,000 toward improving the street lighting on multiple streets in Huntingdon Borough, according to Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) and state Rep. Rich Irvin (R-81).

“Upgraded lighting enhances the walkability of the area which in turn improves the livability,” Senator Corman said. “This project connects downtown Huntingdon to Juniata College, the hospital and more. This grant is a strategic investment in our area, making our communities an even more attractive place to work and live as.”

“This project focuses on improving safety for area students, employees and the public,” said Rep. Irvin. “I was happy to support this funding award and look forward to seeing the finished project.”

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

As part of the project, Huntingdon Borough plans in install 200 solar-powered LED streetlights on multiple streets in the borough to increase safety and pedestrian usage of sidewalks. The project will link Juniata College, Penn Highlands Huntingdon Hospital and Huntingdon Area School District to the downtown through a commercial and residential midtown section. The total project cost is $2.8 million.

Contact:

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