Burns: $684,361 in state grants awarded for local road, streetscape projects

Projects will relocate Shaft Road, improve streets in Portage

EBENSBURG, April 22 – Building on the earlier announcement of $700,000 for pedestrian improvements in Westmont, state Rep. Frank Burns, D-Cambria, today announced two more PennDOT grants totaling $684,361 for local road projects.

“Since taking office I’ve fought to bring state and federal funding back to our region – and those efforts are paying off,” Burns said. “This funding will help Portage and Summerhill Township make important upgrades and public safety improvements, which will have a big impact on the surrounding community.”

The grants, awarded by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Multimodal Fund, included $443,000 to fund the fifth section of the multi-phase streetscape program in Portage, which includes new sidewalks, curbs and ADA ramps.

The second grant is $241,361 for the relocation of Shaft Road in Summerhill Township, which will include hillside stabilization.

Since taking office, Burns has helped secure more than $275 million and state and federal dollars for programs and projects throughout the region.