Freeman: Lafayette College awarded $710,000 grant

HARRISBURG, April 20 – Lafayette College will receive a $710,000 grant to install traffic-calming devices, according to state Rep. Robert Freeman.

“I am glad to see this money being returned to our area so that Lafayette College can make improvements to the immediate vicinity of the campus and the adjoining neighborhood to keep pedestrians safe,” said Freeman, D-Northampton.

The college will use money to install curb bump-outs and marked crosswalks, and add light fixtures, bicycle racks, benches, landscaping and street trees.

Freeman said the local grant is one of 43 projects across the state to improve transportation alternatives and enhance mobility and public accessibility that were funded through the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

The Biden administration awarded $54.1 million to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation through the Surface Transportation Block Grant program Set-Aside or Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside. Before the passage of the BIL, only $18 million would have been available to the state to fund 21 other projects.

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