Pennsylvania Investments in 12 Projects to Enhance Economic Development, Support more than 5,000 Jobs
Harrisburg –PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch today announced that 12 projects throughout Pennsylvania have been awarded funds totaling $19.2 million from the Governor’s Transportation Infrastructure and Investment Fund.
The projects will enhance safety, assist with local economic development efforts and support more than 5,000 jobs.
“Strong transportation infrastructure is the centerpiece of a strong economy,” Schoch said. “These projects were selected specifically for the benefits that they’ll bring to local economies throughout the state.”
The Governor’s Transportation Infrastructure and Investment Fund is used for transportation infrastructure related economic development projects.
The fund complements Act 89, which the Governor signed in November and increases transportation investment by $2.3 billion — $2.4 billion by 2018. Statewide, because of Governor Corbett’s leadership and the resources from Act 89, PennDOT is investing an additional $800 million this year in Pennsylvania’s road and bridges. That means improvements to more than 1,600 miles of roads and repairs to 83 bridges.
Editor’s Note: The following is a list of the additional investment recipients, the amount of funding, and a brief description of the projects:
Iron Springs Plaza, Fairfield Township, Adams County — $700,000 to upgrade Route 0116 (Fairfield Road) and Route 3014 (Iron Springs Road) for increased vehicular traffic expected with the construction of a new commercial shopping center.
Almono, LP, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County — $5 million for the construction of necessary on-site transportation infrastructure, site utility infrastructure (water, sanitary sewer, storm sewer), off-site transportation improvements, public open space, general site preparation, and site remediation.
Delafield Avenue Upgrade, Aspinwall Borough, Allegheny County — $500,000 to replace brick pavement on Delafield Avenue with bituminous asphalt.
Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County — $242,550 for the installation of westbound and eastbound left turn lanes, in addition to the installation of a traffic signal at the intersection of University Boulevard and Campus Drive.
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Cranberry Township, Butler County — $1 million for roadway enhancements along Route 228 for the development of a multi-use regional facility for the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex with additional commercial space.
Route 228 Study, Cranberry Township, Butler County — $500,000 to conduct a traffic study on Route 228 for potential safety enhancements and roadway improvements.
Jackson Township Transportation Improvement Project, Jackson Township, Butler County — $1.5 million to make roadway and intersection improvements including traffic signal installation on Route 19, Little Creek Road, Mercer Road, and Wise Road for future economic development in the region.
LORD Corporation, Summit Township, Erie County — $2.35 million for transportation infrastructure improvements including turning lanes, traffic signal upgrades, installation of a roundabout and the widening and straightening of existing roadways.
MFS, Inc., South Annville Township, Lebanon County — $460,000 for roadway expansion and realignment of Killinger Road and Clear Spring Road, in addition to the construction of a new intersection with traffic signal installation.
King of Prussia Business Improvement District Infrastructure Project, Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County — $1.2 million for the installation of three roadway access points and roadway improvements to Moore Road for improved access to the King of Prussia Business Park.
Roosevelt Boulevard Safety Improvements, Philadelphia County — $1.5 million for a detailed evaluation of alternative concepts to reconfigure Roosevelt Boulevard for safety improvements and improved access for alternative modes of transportation.
Navy Yard, Philadelphia County — $4.2 million for the reconstruction, partial realignment and beautification of Langley Avenue within the Philadelphia Navy Yard.