Scarnati Announces $1.5 Million State Grant for Marsh Creek Greenway

(HARRISBURG) – The Marsh Creek Greenway (MCG) project in Tioga County has been selected to receive $1.5 million in state funding as part of the State Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP), according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25).

Scarnati explained that RACP is a Commonwealth grant program administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects.

“I am very pleased that the Marsh Creek Greenway is receiving this substantial grant,” Scarnati said.  “State investments in rural Pennsylvania are crucial to the future stability and success of our communities.  This project will help to create a wonderful area for local residents, while also helping to increase tourism to the region and create greater economic development.”

The MCG project includes 17,800 linear feet of ADA accessible trail, bike/pedestrian amenities, bridge improvements/replacements, stormwater controls, curbs, sidewalks, informational signage, and public amenities.

The project also includes the acquisition and demolition of freight buildings to be replaced with the construction of a 5,000 square foot trailhead building and parking lot to provide public restrooms, retail space, office space, and eatery and a small museum.  The refurbishing of the existing railroad siding will accommodate an alternative passenger pick-up for the Tioga Railroad to expand tourism opportunities. 

For more information on the RACP, please visit https://www.budget.pa.gov/programs/racp/pages/main%20page.aspx.

 

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