Hill-Evans announces a $652,053 state grant awarded for transportation and multimodal improvements in York City

York, March 27 – York County History Center has been awarded a $652,053 state grant to build a new building and renovate two historical industrial buildings, as well as perform critical transportation and multimodal improvements to the site and the surrounding area, state Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York announced today.

The transportation and multimodal improvements include railroad track enhancements, vehicular traffic improvements to North Pershing Avenue and Philadelphia Street, pedestrian improvements including wider sidewalks, an improved railroad crossing, utility relocations and streetscape improvements along North Pershing Avenue and West Gay Avenue.

“This grant money will foster the growth of an important educational institution, the York County History Center,” Hill-Evans said. “The money will also help improve the quality of life in the area with wider sidewalks for pedestrians and safer roads for motorists.”

The grant from the state’s Multimodal Transportation Fund program provides funds to encourage economic development and ensure a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to all Pennsylvanians. The Department of Community and Economic Development grant was approved through the Commonwealth Financing Authority.

Hill-Evans’ office assisted with the grant application, including the submission of a letter of support.