Ciresi announces $500,000 grant for stormwater arch repair in Pottstown

POTTSTOWN, April 22 – State Rep. Joe Ciresi, D-Montgomery, announced that Pottstown Borough has been awarded a $500,000 grant for stormwater arch repair on High Street.

The grant will address a 2018 stormwater arch collapse under a commercial building at 1200 High St. As part of the rehabilitation, the stormwater arch will be rerouted around the building. A new water quality unit will be installed along with a new pipe-arch stormwater arch between High and Queen streets around the outside of the building.

“Aging and collapsing stormwater arches in Pottstown are a top priority of mine and key to Pottstown's continued economic revitalization," Ciresi said. "I am glad to see this state funding awarded, and I will continue to fight for investment in this pressing and vitally important infrastructure need."

This project was identified as an "Immediate Priority Repair" in Pottstown Borough's 2021 Storm Sewer Arch Inspection Report, which was funded by state grants announced by Ciresi in August 2020. 

The funding comes through the state Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, a commonwealth grant program overseen by the Office of the Budget to assist with regional cultural, economic, civic and historical projects that improve a community’s economic growth by creating jobs.