Burns: $792,000 in state grants awarded to local street projects

Funding will help Croyle Township repave two roads

EBENSBURG, March 16 – Always looking for a way to leverage state funding to help local communities, Rep. Frank Burns, D-Cambria, today announced $792,000 in state grants has been awarded to Cryole Township to help repave two local roads.

“When we talk about investing in infrastructure, it isn’t just bridges or interstates, but local roads like this,” Burns said. “Grants like these free up local funding for other projects, help local governments get projects done, and encourage business and other private investment as well.

“Since taking office I’ve helped secure hundreds of millions of dollars for our communities, and I’ll keep fighting in Harrisburg to make sure Cambria County has a seat at the table.”

The two projects awarded grants today are:

  • Oaks Road Resurfacing Project, $500,000.
  • Lake Road Resurfacing Project, $292,000.

The grants were awarded through the state’s Multimodal Transportation Fund which is administered by the Department of Community and Economic Development. The fund provides grants to encourage economic development and ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to the residents of the commonwealth.

Funds may be used for the development, rehabilitation and enhancement of transportation assets to existing communities, streetscape, lighting, sidewalk enhancement, pedestrian safety, connectivity of transportation assets and transit-oriented development.

Information about the state’s Multimodal Transportation Fund is available here.