FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 8, 2018
Governor Wolf Announces 45
Multimodal Transportation Projects to Benefit 22 Counties
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today
announced that 45 highway, bridge, bike and pedestrian, and ports and
waterways projects will benefit communities in 22 counties through the
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Multimodal
investments support important projects that help residents and local
economies,” said Governor Wolf. “We are making possible improvements that
will bring significant benefits to these communities.”
The $41.5 million
investment follows PennDOT’s evaluation of 222 applications requesting more
than $241 million. The department made selections based on safety benefits,
regional economic conditions, the technical and financial feasibility, job
creation, energy efficiency, and operational sustainability.
Transportation Fund was created by Act 89, enacted in November 2013,
Pennsylvania’s far-reaching transportation funding plan. For the first
time, transit, aviation, rail freight and pedestrian and bicycle modes
obtained dedicated sources of funds, putting the modes on a firmer footing
for future initiatives.
PennDOT will open the
next round of Multimodal Transportation Fund applications on February 26,
2018, with applications due on March 30, 2018.
For more information
about the program, including the application form, visit www.penndot.gov and click on Multimodal
Transportation under the “Projects & Programs” button.
of approved projects includes:
- Sharpsburg Borough -- $1.5 million to reconstruct
19th Street to the Riverfront 47 development, including
intersection upgrades, signal installation, overpass and retaining
wall removal, retaining wall construction, 19th
- Bellevue Borough -- $315,000 for improvements to
the West Riverview Avenue retaining wall that will eliminate emergency
access safety issues and traffic flow inefficiencies that exist
currently due to a partial road closure resulting from the collapse of
a portion of the retaining wall.
- Borough of Brentwood -- $65,000 for the improvement
of approximately 18,000 square feet of sidewalks.
- Homestead Borough -- $100,000 for a one-mile trail
and bike park to connect to the Great Allegheny Passage Bicycle Trail
along Waterfront Drive enabling safe access to "The Avenues"
Business District, which spans three municipalities (West Homestead,
Homestead, and Munhall).
- Borough of Castle Shannon -- $1.6 million to create
linkages between the three transit stations in Castle Shannon
(Shannon, Willow, and Arlington) as well as the Shannon Transit
Village transit-oriented development (TOD). The project will improve
conditions surrounding the new TOD with new lighting, sidewalk
enhancement, pedestrian safety, improved sidewalk connections,
crosswalks and more.
- Friends of Pittsburgh Professional Soccer --
$500,000 for transportation improvements that will support the Montour
Junction Sports & Athletic Complex that will provide safe access
for bicycles, buses, and pedestrians.
- McKees Rocks Harbor Services, LLC -- $638,015 for
construction a 12-barge fleeting area 300 feet upstream of the new
dock at McKees Rocks Industrial Enterprises (MRIE), which has doubled
the capacity of MRIE’s existing dock.
- Metalico Pittsburgh, Inc. -- $400,000 for dock
rehabilitation, including the installation of approximately 225 linear
feet of sheet pile wall, which will repair the dock to allow for river
barge loading capabilities for another 20 years.
County Industrial Development Authority -- $700,000 for intersection
improvements at Aviation Road and Route 183 to support an industrial park
that will create 500-600 jobs.
- Bristol Borough -- $572,307 to support replacing a
decommissioned bridge along Maple Beach Road to provide safe access to
Maple Beach, the borough’s wastewater treatment facility, and one of
Pennsylvania’s only freshwater tidal marshes.
- Lifequest -- $1.5 million to widen Route 663 going
into Route 309 and add a new mile-long pedestrian/bicycle pathway.
- University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown – $500,000 to
construct a trail and sidewalk to improve the pedestrian connection
between the 8,000 people at the university, Penn Highlands Community
College, and the Richland School District.
- Portage Borough -- $440,905 for the second phase of
a multi-phase streetscape program to establish pedestrian connectivity
and improve pedestrian safety through installation of new lighting,
sidewalk connections, crosswalks, and signs.
- Borough of Phoenixville – nearly $1.3 million for
reconstruction and extension of Ashburn Road 0.34 miles from where
Ashburn Road ends to Township Line Road.
- Fair Share Properties, LP -- $750,000 to construct
a new connector road and pedestrian/bicycle path which will enhance
the safety and accessibility of two major intersections along U.S.
202, support walkability, and provide children access to safer routes
to school. The proposed connector road and path will be directly west
and run parallel to U.S. 202, connecting West Pleasant Grove Road and
Stetson School Drive.
- Oxford Borough -- $143,836 for roadway and
pedestrian infrastructure improvements to address poor road
conditions, including reconstruction and restoration of Second Avenue
(between Locust and Mt. Vernon Streets) and Octoraro Alley (from
Second Street to the entrance of the new transit center) in
anticipation of a new transit center in the downtown.
- New Garden Township -- $2 million for improvements
to the Baltimore Pike/Newark Road intersection, including signal
modernization with pedestrian signals and emergency preemption, road
realignment and widening, new turn lanes, increased turning radii,
ADA-compliant sidewalks and crosswalks, and access management.
Township -- $157,500 for replacement of Asbury Bridge, a structurally
deficient/weight limited bridge that currently restricts emergency,
commercial, and recreational vehicles from utilizing a key portion of both
Clarion and Millcreek townships.
of DuBois -- $670,000 to extend walkways on both sides of South Main
Street, North Main Street and DuBois Street beginning at Grove Avenue and
terminating at Hamor Street.
Township -- $380,000 for the rehabilitation of Bucktail Bridge, including
replacement of the concrete deck and rehabilitation of the sidewalk and
- City of Harrisburg – nearly $3 million to improve
the vehicular, transit, pedestrian, and bicycle movements within the
city north of the Capitol Complex and to address several
transportation-related safety issues. A total of nearly $4.5 million
is committed over the next two years for this project.
- Susquehanna Area Regional Airport Authority --
$482,548 for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Airport Drive,
the exclusive connector road between Route 3032 (Airport Connector)
and the Ann Street Bridge at Route 230.
- Media Borough -- $60,957 to implement the Borough’s
2016 Wayfinding Signage Master Plan, installing a comprehensive
borough-wide signage system.
- Marple Associates, LP -- $1 million for on- and
off-site roadway and signalization improvements to PA Route 3 and
I-476, including intersections with Lawrence Road and Langford Road to
include new roads and the installation of new traffic signals and
interconnection with existing signals.
City of Erie – nearly $2.6 million for streetscape improvements to the West
8th Street corridor,
including replacing the pavement; installing curbs, sidewalks, and LED
lighting; improving bicycle and pedestrian accommodations; planting trees;
and improving traffic signals.
Bell Township -- $823,839 for reconstruction of Airport Road to provide
improved access for residential and commercial vehicles and improved safety
and accessibility for multimodal traffic.
Township -- $1.9 million for the extension of Sixth Street, including
implementing traffic calming measures and increasing motorist, bicycle, and
pedestrian safety for the growing population in the greater
of Coopersburg -- $175,000 for traffic and pedestrian improvements to Route
2045 (Main Street), including pedestrian crosswalks and handicap
accessibility at seven key intersections, as well as 0.27 miles of curb,
sidewalk, and pedestrian lighting.
- Hazle Township -- $558,435 for full-width milling
and overlay of Old Airport Road, constructing a new bicycle lane, and
drainage improvements near Hazleton Regional Airport.
- The Greater Wilkes-Barre Industrial Fund --
$301,774 to install new sidewalk and curbing along East Carey Street
from the intersection with North Main Street to the intersection with
Delaware Street, replace existing inlets, curbing, and sidewalks, and
install detectable warning surfaces for curb cut ramps, driveway
aprons, permanent pavement restoration, and permanent hot
thermoplastic white lines on the new pavements for cross walks, the
new center lane, and stop bars.
Area School District – nearly $1.2 million to replace and upgrade the
access road (Millionaire Drive) to Williamsport Area High School, including
replacing all inlets, manholes, headwalls, drainage pipes, and curbs;
excavating and replacing some areas of roadway; milling and resurfacing the
entire roadway; and installing a sidewalk/bike path.
of Sharon -- $820,441 for the mill and overlay, curbs and ramps of 13 roads
in the City of Sharon.
- Horsham Township -- $3 million for capacity and
multimodal improvements at the intersections of Blair Mill Road/Witmer
Road/Commerce Avenue and Blair Mill Road/Route 611.
- Lower Providence Township -- $2 million for improvements
to the Park Avenue/Eagleville Road/Crawford Road intersection,
including aligning the minor approaches, installing a new traffic
signal, widening for left-turn lanes, and ADA/pedestrian upgrades.
- Lower Gwynedd Township -- $937,700 for improvements
to Spring House Roadway, including roadway widening, pedestrian
upgrades, and traffic signal improvements to improve traffic flow and
efficiency through the Bethlehem Pike, Norristown Road, and Sumneytown
- Gwynedd Mercy University -- $372,260 to address
multimodal hazards at the intersection of Evans Road and the campus’s
main access point.
of Easton -- $450,000 for improvements to Wood Avenue, including
eliminating cross traffic on seven of the 13 intersections, adding traffic
calming measures to the other six intersections, implementing right-hand
turns only, and restricting parking to one side of the street.
- City of Philadelphia Streets Department -- $1.1
million to improve the intersection geometry in the southwestern
corner of Adams/Summerdale Avenues and Roosevelt Boulevard to mitigate
the conflict point between pedestrians and vehicles.
- VTR LS Development, LLC -- $1.5 million for
construction of a new street, linking a to-be-constructed street grid
(located on the former University City High School site in West
Philadelphia) to Market Street.
- Logan West Associates, LP -- $1 million for
improvements to Logan Point Roadway to prepare the Logan Triangle in
North Philadelphia for redevelopment by vacating a series of unused,
dilapidated streets, and completely reconstructing the arterial access
roads, 9th Street and Wyoming Avenue.
- The Philadelphia Museum of Art -- $3 million to
support improvements to Anne d’Harnoncourt Drive, including new
multimodal connections to Kelly Drive, a new school bus entrance for
K-12 museum visitors, enhanced mass transit stops, re-engineered
vehicular and pedestrian connection with improved safety features and
traffic flow, new lighting and landscaping, permanent ADA ramps, and
improvements to encourage biking and pedestrian use.
- Schuylkill River Development Corporation --
$183,750 to install enhancements to the new Bartram’s Mile trail and
greenway, including installation of an irrigation system and maintenance
facility and contextually sensitive additions to the site landscaping.
- City of Philadelphia -- $567,774 to purchase and
install 21 additional bike share stations at strategic transit hubs
within Central Philadelphia.
Forest City Borough -- $273,000 for a streetscape project along the east
side of the 400, 500, and 600 blocks of Main Street, including replacement
of concrete sidewalks and installation of pavers, shade trees, and
decorative period lighting.
Economic Development Corporation -- $252,966 to pave and complete
Innovation Drive in Sterling Business Park, Sterling Township.
J.J. Abbott, 717.783.1116