HARRISBURG – Four Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) grants have been awarded to the 46th District through the CFA’s Multimodal Transportation Fund Program and Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program totaling $986,797, according to Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46).
“This funding will do great things, from alleviating traffic to improving recreational opportunities in the district. I am pleased that I was able to advocate for these important needs. This is exactly why it is so beneficial for citizens to make me aware of needs they have in their community; together, we can make it happen,” Sen. Bartolotta said.
The first grant, in the amount of $400,000, will be used to construct a truck-to-barge wastewater transfer facility in Speers Borough, Washington County. Using barges to transport the water will reduce highway congestion and degradation.
The second grant, in the amount of $226,453, will be used to replace a culvert along Laird Drive in Hopewell Township, Beaver County. The improvements will reduce roadway flooding and will provide alternative transportation routes for pedestrians, bicyclists and children travelling to three Hopewell schools.
The third grant, in the amount of $200,000, will be used to increase pedestrian access and safety within the Waynesburg Commons Park system in Waynesburg Borough, Greene County.
The final grant, in the amount of $160,344, will be used to improve the playground at Crawford Park in Franklin Township, Greene County, by purchasing playground equipment. Benches and trash receptacles will also be added.
All four projects were funded by the CFA, which is an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development that administers many of Pennsylvania’s economic development and community improvement programs.
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