HARRISBURG – State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today announced that he has secured a $251,000 grant through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) to help fund the resurfacing of Shirk Road in Hartleton Borough, Union County.
Sen. Yaw explained that the financing was approved at Tuesday’s CFA meeting in Harrisburg. The projects approved for funding are a part of the Multimodal Transportation Fund Program, and funding for the projects comes from money generated by the Transportation Funding Plan, Act 89, approved in 2013.
“I applaud the CFA for awarding financing to this project,” Sen. Yaw said. “It’s exactly the kind of project that fits the parameters of the Multimodal Transportation Fund when the Legislature envisioned the program. Once completed, the resurfacing will enhance travel for everyone in the area.”
Hartleton Borough plans to resurface Shirk Road from Laurel Road to the Borough line, approximately ½ mile, to resolve the current poor conditions and improve access and circulation in the Borough.
“In my view, the reconstruction and correction of Shirk Road is a very important issue to the Borough of Hartleton, said Mayor Thomas Perrin. “Its condition has impacted responses within the borough by the fire department and ambulance services. The overall condition of the roadway has hindered their speedy access to emergencies in that area. We look forward to the vast improvement.”
“We’ve been trying to obtain grant funding for quite a while,” said Gary Loss, Hartleton Borough Council Member. “This grant funding is certainly appreciated.”
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Rita Zielonis, Chief of Staff