HARRISBURG – State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today announced that $475,000 in state investments have been awarded for projects in Sayre Borough, Bradford County. Funding for these projects was approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA).
“I was pleased to support and advocate for the Sayre projects that were approved today by the CFA,” Sen. Yaw said. “These investments will have a positive impact for all area residents.”
Projects receiving (partial) funding from the Multimodal Transportation Fund include:
- $375,000: Funding will assist with a streetscape project in the downtown business district near the Guthrie Campus. The project includes replacing thirty-one metal streetlight poles and twenty-two wooden streetlight poles, roadway milling, grading, reconstruction and repaving of seven roads, new curbing and more.
“The Borough of Sayre is very excited and appreciative to be awarded a $375,000.00 grant for the Borough’s Downtown Streetscape Project,” said David M. Jarrett, Borough Manager. “The downtown streetscape project will ensure the success of the ongoing cooperative effort between Sayre Borough, Bradford County, and the Guthrie Healthcare system to revitalize the downtown business district. More than $3,000,000.00 of private and local government funds have been invested in the downtown business district since 2016 and there are several new projects planned in 2021 and 2022. Key components of the project will be the creation of outdoor dining areas at the various downtown restaurants and enhancements to pedestrian safety throughout the downtown area and the streets that border the Guthrie medical campus.”
The Borough was also awarded $100,000 from the Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program. Funding will assist with the third and final phase of the Diahoga Trail project on top of the borough’s levee system.
In addition to the Sayre projects, Senator Yaw, along with Rep. Tina Pickett (R-110), endorsed funding to assist Towanda Borough with the development of a master plan for the three-municipal parks located in the Borough. The project was approved by the CFA and will receive $27,145.
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CONTACT: Nick Troutman (717) 787-3280