HARRISBURG – Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) and Rep. Garth Everett (R-84) today announced that the Borough of Montoursville will receive $402,500 in state funding for road surface improvements to Mill Street. The funding was awarded through the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s (CFA) Multimodal Transportation Fund Program.
The project will resurface the entire length of the existing roadway to provide a cartway width of 20 feet. The resurfaced road will allow the continued safe operation of commercial and passenger vehicles accessing the boat launch, sports fields, and the public water supply wells.
“When the legislature enacted Act 89 of 2013, we recognized the need to enhance multimodal investments in our communities,” Yaw said. “These funds will improve travel for pedestrians and motorists alike in Montoursville. I applaud the officials who worked on this grant funding for the betterment of our local community.”
“This funding will aid in improving access to many important areas in Montoursville, including commercial and recreation areas,” said Everett. “In addition, the access to the borough’s water supply wells will be improved. This is a winning combination.”
Multimodal transportation funds may be used for the development, rehabilitation and enhancement of transportation assets to existing communities, streetscape, lighting, sidewalk enhancement, pedestrian safety, connectivity of transportation assets and transit-oriented development. Municipalities, Councils of Governments, businesses, economic development organizations, public transportation agencies, ports, rail and freight entities are all eligible to apply.
“Montoursville Borough would like to extend a sincere thank you to Sen. Yaw, Rep. Everett and the Commonwealth Financing Authority for their support in obtaining a grant for our Mill Street project; we are truly grateful,” said Montoursville Borough Secretary and Treasurer Ginny Gardner.
In addition to the Montoursville project, three other projects in Senator Yaw’s Senatorial District have been awarded Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program Funding through the CFA. They include:
- Lewisburg Borough, Union County ($100,000) – for Phase I improvements to Hufnagle Park located in Lewisburg.
- County of Lycoming ($180,000) – for the construction to the Basin Street / Susquehanna Riverwalk Connector located in the City of Williamsport.
- Montrose Borough, Susquehanna County ($13,947) – for restorations to Memorial Park, located in the Borough of Montrose.
The CFA was established in 2004 as an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) to administer Pennsylvania’s economic stimulus packages. The CFA holds fiduciary responsibility over the funding of programs and investments in Pennsylvania’s economic growth.
Rita Zielonis (Sen. Yaw)
Charley Hall (Rep. Everett)