Snyder: $221K grant awarded to fund repairs in Washington Co. municipality

Funding to be used to fix road damaged in 2018

CARMICHAELS, April 21 – A road in East Bethlehem Township in Washington County which was damaged nearly three years ago is one step closer to being repaired, thanks to a grant awarded today by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, state Rep. Pam Snyder announced.

Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, said the $221,420 in funds will be used to stabilize and repair the slope along Fishpot Road, which was significantly damaged during a heavy rainfall event in the summer of 2018. The repairs will include restoration of the stream bank, construction of a concrete retaining wall and stabilization and regrading of the slope.

“Right now, traffic in this area is extremely limited, and once this project is completed, this roadway will be reopened to two lanes again, allowing for much safer and easier travel for residents and visitors,” said Snyder. “It’s infrastructure projects like these that I fully support, because they make an enormous and positive impact in our communities’ overall quality of life.” 

The Commonwealth Financing Authority provides funding for a multitude of projects that help businesses succeed, including those focused on development, water quality, energy infrastructure and more. To learn more, please visit the following link: https://dced.pa.gov/programs/multimodal-transportation-fund/