Another $659,889 coming to Cambria County for road improvements

HARRISBURG, Aug. 24 – State Rep. Frank Burns, D-Cambria, today announced $659,889 in state funding has been awarded to two area townships for road improvements.

Middle Taylor Township was awarded $330,000 to pave Teeter Road, Cub Street, South Taft Street and Duke Street. Summerhill Township received $329,889 to make improvements to Shaft Road, from paving to installing guide rails, fence and road signs to increase visibility at the intersection.

“I’m always looking for a way to leverage state funding to help local communities,” Burns said. “These two grants for the five road projects not only free up local funding for other projects, but also help get these projects done. It’s a priority for me to help secure grants like these that help our local communities, improve motorist safety and infrastructure.”

The funding comes from the state Transportation Department’s Multimodal Transportation Fund, which provides financial assistance to municipalities, councils of government, businesses, economic development organizations, public transportation agencies, and ports and rail freight entities to improve transportation infrastructure that enhance communities, pedestrian safety, and transit revitalization.