PA Invests More Than $105.6 Million on Community and Transportation Projects

Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Rick Siger announced 244 new projects totaling more than $105.6 million were approved through the Commonwealth Financing Authority.

“Pennsylvania’s continued economic growth requires our residents and visitors to have safe and reliable ways to get to their workplaces or to shop on our main streets,” said Secretary Siger. “From streetscape improvements, installation of sidewalks and bike paths, to bridge repair ­­­­­­– these projects will help provide a better quality of life for all Pennsylvanians.”

A full list of the following approvals are available on the CFA’s website.

Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF) – $104,607,563

MTF provides grants to encourage economic development and ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to the residents of the Commonwealth. Funds can be used for the development, rehabilitation, and enhancement of transportation assets to existing communities, streetscape, lighting, sidewalk enhancement, pedestrian safety, connectivity of transportation assets and transit-oriented development. The CFA approved 242 MTF projects totaling more than $104.6 million in grants.

Some of the approved MTF projects include:

  • $1,800,000 to McKeesport, Allegheny County, to replace the Versailles Avenue Viaduct Bridge.
  • $625,000 to St. Marys, Elk County, for the construction of a new connection road.
  • $1,380,000 to Bart Township, Lancaster County, to improve a segment of the Enola Low-Grade Trail.
  • $520,000 to Salem Township, Luzerne County, for stormwater improvements along Shickshinny Valley Road.
  • $400,000 to Dickson City, Lackawanna County, to make improvements to Main Street and Viewmont Drive.
  • $250,000 to Allentown, Lehigh County, to replace traffic signals at three intersections along 17thth Street.
  • $600,000 to Philadelphia’s Department of Aviation to make improvements to the exit lanes for terminals D and E of the Philadelphia International Airport.

Pipeline Investment Program (PIPE) – $1,001,434

PIPE provides grants to construct the last few miles of natural gas distribution lines to business parks and existing manufacturing and industrial enterprises. The CFA approved two PIPE projects totaling more than $1 million in grants.

Approved projects include:

  • $966,782 to Leatherstocking Gas Company LLC for the installation of 5,900 linear feet of natural gas pipeline and a gate station in Harford Township, Susquehanna County. This project will provide natural gas to Jeffers Farms, Inc., the Mountain View School District, and area residents.
  • $34,652 to Sugar Grove Township, Warren County, to extend natural gas service. The project will extend the natural gas lines 4,535 feet and provide service/metering to six residential properties, one business, one non-profit, and the township maintenance building not currently served with natural gas.