Brown Announces More than $2.5 Million in Grants for Local Infrastructure Improvements

HARRISBURG – Sen. Rosemary Brown (R-40) announced more than $2.5 million in grants is being awarded for local transportation improvement projects across Monroe, Wayne and Lackawanna counties.

“I am pleased to have assisted in securing the necessary funding for important projects and upgrades within our region,” Brown said. “Investing in our infrastructure is essential for the safety, growth and prosperity of our communities. These grants are a significant step toward our ongoing efforts to ensure our roads, sidewalks and public spaces are safe and accessible. I look forward to seeing the positive impact these projects will have in the district.”

The grants, awarded through Commonwealth Finance Agency’s Multimodal Transportation Fund are to encourage economic development and ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to the residents of the commonwealth include. These projects include:

  • Westfield North, LLC: $538,737 to realign the intersection, greatly improving safety and reducing the risk of accidents.
  • Jermyn Borough: $500,000 for roadway improvements along a portion of Bacon Street and Old Mills Road, significantly improving road safety and condition.
  • Honesdale Borough: $450,000 for streetscape improvements along Main Street, improving both aesthetics and pedestrian access.
  • Covington Township: $292,516 for the milling and paving of Havenstrite Lane and Richland Road, addressing critical road maintenance needs.
  • Archbald Borough: $250,000 to construct sidewalks along Columbus Drive, enhancing pedestrian safety and accessibility.
  • Pocono Township: $216,235 to construct a roundabout and pedestrian safety improvements at the Learn Road and Fish Hill Road intersections, enhancing traffic flow and pedestrian safety.
  • Roaring Brook Township: $210,528 to repave Spencer Road, ensuring smoother and safer travel for residents.
  • South Canaan Township: $130,000 to replace the South Baker Road Bridge, crucial for safe and efficient transportation.

The CFA was established in 2004 as an independent agency of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development to administer the commonwealth’s economic stimulus packages.

Multimodal Transportation Fund awards may be used for the development, rehabilitation and enhancement of transportation assets, streetscape, lighting, sidewalk enhancement, pedestrian safety, connectivity of transportation assets and transit-oriented development.


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