Coopersburg and Slatington Boroughs have been awarded Multimodal Transportation Fund grants by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation today (February 1), according to Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Pat Browne
Slatington was awarded $440,000 to realign and reconstruct the Walnut and Main Streets intersection. The project aims to provide for better alignment of the two roadways and occur in conjunction with the Walnut Street Bridge replacement.
Coopersburg was awarded $1.2 million for the latest phase of its Main Street improvement program, which includes traffic, bicycling and pedestrian enhancements to Main and East State Streets along with curbing, ADA-compliant pedestrian crosswalks, lighting, signage and pavement markings.
“Providing state resources for these worthwhile projects is a critical step in providing a robust transportation portfolio in our region,” Senator Browne said. “I am proud to have worked with the administration and the Transportation Secretary to secure these grants for Coopersburg and Slatington and assist in the larger goal of ensuring accessible and appropriate methods of transportation.”
Act 89 of 2013 established the Multimodal Transportation Fund to provide grants to ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to the residents of the Commonwealth. The program is intended to provide financial assistance to municipalities, businesses, economic development organizations, public transportation agencies, rail freight, passenger rail and ports in order to improve transportation assets that enhance communities, pedestrian safety and transit revitalization.
Contact: Matt Moyer 610-821-8468, MMoyer@pasen.gov