Scarnati: $1.5 Million in State Grants Awarded for Local Projects

(HARRISBURG) – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has awarded a total of $1.505 million in state grants for projects in the 25th Senatorial District, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25).

Tioga County, Brady Township in Clearfield County and Woodward Township in Clinton County have been awarded funding through the state’s Multimodal Transportation Fund.

Tioga County will receive $1 million to extend the Pine Creek Rail-Trail to a trailhead in Wellsboro Borough, three miles south.

Brady Township will use its $330,775 to replace the Haag Road Bridge over Stump Creek with a culvert.

Woodward Township will receive $175,000 grant to pave approximately 2 miles of Croak Hollow Road.

“I’m pleased that these local projects to improve transportation and provide recreational opportunities have been awarded state funding,” Scarnati said. “These grants will help with new construction and needed improvements to ensure accessibility, safety and long term sustainability while helping to strengthen our infrastructure for decades to come.”

Applications were evaluated by PennDOT and selections were based on such criteria as safety benefits, regional economic conditions, the technical and financial feasibility, job creation, energy efficiency, and operational sustainability.

Scarnati noted that these three projects approved for the 25th Senatorial District were part of 50 highway, bridge, transit, aviation, and bike and pedestrian projects in 23 counties selected for $44.5 million in funding through the Multimodal Transportation Fund.

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

 

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