HARRISBURG, PA – Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) today announced Union County has been awarded $800,000 in state funding through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF).
The funding will be used by the County for a multi-municipal bridge replacement bundle for locally owned structures that are between eight feet and 20 feet in length and are in poor condition. Bridges slated for replacement are located in New Berlin Borough and Hartley, Lewis, West Buffalo and White Deer Townships.
“This funding will help ensure several bridges are safer for the Union County residents and other commuters who travel them each day,” Sen. Yaw said. “I am pleased to see state investment in strengthening and improving our local critical infrastructure.”
The MTF offers funding to improve safety for bicyclists and pedestrians, as well as investments in ports, rail freight and aviation projects. PennDOT selected 58 plans totaling $49.6 million during this latest application round. Applications for the next round of funding for grants under the MTF will be accepted starting on September 25, 2023.
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