Bartolotta Announces $500,000 Grant to Improve Public Safety

HARRISBURG – Sen. Camera Bartolotta (R-46) announced a $500,000 Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant to improve public safety surrounding the Cherry Valley Dam in Washington County.

The funding will be used to design, rehabilitate and reconstruct the existing spillway of the Cherry Valley Dam for the safety of everyone who lives in the area. The upgrades will be both environmentally stable and practical for future development.

“This important project benefits families and all those who live and work in McDonald by improving the safety of the dam,” Bartolotta said. “As Greene County received funding for a RACP grant last week, I am pleased the additional dollars will benefit another area of the district now.”

Construction will consist of lowering the water level of the reservoir to create a dry working area. The existing concrete weir and spillway will then be demolished. The new spillway upgrade will be prepared, and a new labyrinth spillway will be constructed. To facilitate the safety of the dam, the existing dewatering valves will be repaired, and articulated concrete blocks will be placed on the downstream face of the existing earthen portion of the dam.

RACP is a Commonwealth grant program administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvement projects. RACP projects are state-funded and cannot obtain primary funding under other state programs.

 

CONTACT: Katrina Hanna, 717-787-1463