Conklin: $700,000 in state grants awarded to improve traffic safety for motorists, bicyclists

HARRISBURG, Nov. 12 – $700,000 in state funds have been awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority to Patton Township in Centre County to make improvements designed to provide safer travel to motorists and bicyclists near University Park Airport, state Rep. Scott Conklin announced today.

Conklin, D-Centre, said the funds will reconstruct the intersection of Fox Hill Road and Bernel Road to a standard “T” intersection, including the construction of a 200-foot left turn lane on Fox Hill Road and a 75-foot left turn lane on Bethel Road.

“Safety is always a top priority, whether you’re traveling in a car or riding your bike, and that includes those traveling to the airport and bicyclists who regularly use Fox Hill and Bernel roads,” Conklin said. “I fully support investments like these, which make our communities safer and more attractive to residents and visitors alike.”

The CFA provides funding for a multitude of projects that help businesses and communities succeed, including those focused on development, water quality, energy infrastructure and more. To learn more about the CFA, visit its website.