Yaw, Wheeland, Hamm Announce CFA Grants for Lycoming County

HARRISBURG – Sen. Gene Yaw (R-Bradford/Lycoming/Sullivan/Susquehanna/Union) joined Reps. Jeff Wheeland (R-Lycoming) and Reps. Joe Hamm (R-Lycoming) in announcing today that Lycoming County was awarded four Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) grants.

The four projects are:

  • City of Williamsport will receive a Multimodal Transportation Fund grant totaling $906,475 to improve the streetscape and pedestrian safety improvements on Campbell and Fourth streets.
  • Lycoming Biology Field Station Inc. will receive a Flood Mitigation Fund grant totaling $325,089 for the restoration of the Loyalsock Creek located in Upper Field Township.
  • Eldred Township will receive a Multimodal Transportation Fund grant totaling $247,800 to improve pedestrian safety along Warrensville Road.
  • Jersey Shore Borough will receive a Multimodal Transportation Fund grant totaling $175,000 for its ongoing transportation plan to connect the Greenway Trail to the Susquehanna River.

“Several good projects were awarded funding today and I was happy to support them during the initial application phase,” Yaw said. “With the help of my colleagues in the House, we are able to bring these projects to reality.”

“Ensuring the safety of all residents is my top concern, and these grants will successfully provide an improved quality of life and safety to all in Lycoming County,” said Wheeland.

“I was honored to support these CFA projects which will provide for flood mitigation in Upper Fairfield Township, streetscape improvements for the future trail connector in Jersey Shore Borough and ADA-compliant sidewalks with energy efficient street lighting in Eldred Township,” said Hamm. “Quality of life is important to the residents of the 84th District and these three projects will go a long way to enhance that here in Lycoming County.”

“The Commonwealth’s investment in the Lycoming Biology Field Station’s flood mitigation project will do much to reverse the environmental damage caused by flooding of the Loyalsock Creek. In addition, this project will benefit local landowners whose properties have been lost or damaged due to flooding and provide Lycoming College students with the opportunity to study the effects of climate change. We are very grateful to the Department of Community and Economic Development, the Commonwealth Financing Authority, and our area legislators for their confidence in the Lycoming Biology Field Station’s capacity to execute this project,” said Lycoming College President Kent Trachte.

“The Borough of Jersey Shore would like to thank our local legislators for their continued commitment to the borough’s Active Transportation Plan. Their support for this project will allow us to move forward this coming spring by completing the opening phases of the project and start the important link between Allegheny Street and the DCNR parking lot located behind the Weis Market. Their support is helping to make Jersey Shore the hub of the regional bicycle routes and the gateway to Pennsylvania’s Scenic Pine Creek Valley,” said Cody Hoover, Jersey Shore Borough manager.