Harrisburg – Two projects in Union County received over $1.5 million in grants from Pennsylvania’s Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF), Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) and Rep. David Rowe (R-85) announced today.
“These two projects will make roads safer for both vehicle and foot traffic in the area,” Yaw said. “I am grateful for the state’s investment in our community and look forward to seeing the completed work.”
“One of my primary responsibilities as a state representative is working toward strengthening communities,” said Rowe. “These grants will help fund much-needed repairs and upgrades to heavily traveled roadways in both East Buffalo and Kelly townships. I was pleased to offer support for both projects, as they will significantly improve safety for motorists and pedestrians.”
The two MTF applications approved in Union County include:
- East Buffalo Township – $518,371 to upgrade the existing traffic signal and install pedestrian upgrades at the intersection of State Road 0045 and State Road 2007 and provide advance warning for the adjacent Buffalo Valley Rail Trail mid-block crossing on State Road 2007.
- Kelly Township – $1.06 million for the construction of a new roundabout at the JPM Road and Hospital Drive intersection. The project scope includes widening and realigning approaching roadways and installing new sidewalks to link to existing sidewalks on JPM Road.
“We are thrilled to be awarded this PennDOT Multi-Modal Funding,” said David Hassenplug, chairman of the Kelly Township Board of Supervisors. “This project has been several years in development. I would like to thank the local legislative delegation for its support, as well as staff in the PENNDOT District 3-0, the county planning department and transportation staff from SEDA-COG who have participated in meetings on this project and have been supportive in our efforts.”
The MTF offers funding to improve safety for bicyclists and pedestrians, as well as investments in ports, rail freight and aviation projects. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation selected 56 plans totaling $47.8 million during this latest application round.
Nick Troutman (Yaw)
Ty McCauslin (Rowe)