SCRANTON, Aug. 17 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, announced he has brought home to his legislative district a $179,575 Commonwealth Financing Authority Water and Sewer grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.
Flynn said the funding will be used for the Bloom Avenue culvert project in the city of Scranton.
“It’s important that our area has dependable infrastructure for our residents, and with this grant award we will be able to continue to address the city of Scranton’s critical water and sewer needs,” Flynn said. “I am proud to be working together with state Senator John Blake to be sure that our region is able to improve the infrastructure for better public health.”
Fynn said the proposed project will replace the failing Boom Avenue culvert at Leach Creek. The existing stone archway is failing and is not adequate to pass the required storm flows from the creek. A new concreate arch structure will be constructed.
The project’s total cost is $211,265. The city of Scranton will invest $31,690 in the project.
The CFA was established in 2004 as an independent agency of DCED to administer grants and economic investments across Pennsylvania.
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