Browne and Mackenzie Secure State Multimodal Transportation Grants for Alburtis and Macungie

Alburtis and Macungie Boroughs have been awarded Multimodal Transportation Fund grants by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) at its meeting today (Tuesday, March 26), according to Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Senator Pat Browne and Representative Ryan Mackenzie, who collaborated to secure these grants. 

Alburtis was awarded $494,805 for improvements to Franklin Street in the Borough. Improvements will include sidewalk replacements, storm water upgrades, ADA enhancements and widening several sections of the road. The project will also create a shared pedestrian/bicycle safety corridor.

Macungie Borough was awarded $750,000 to begin phase three of their Main Street streetscape improvement project. The project will cover four blocks of Main Street, beginning at Pine Street and ending at Poplar Street. Phase three will include the replacement of sidewalks, 9,600 square feet of bricks, 40 new street lights, pedestrian and traffic signage and landscaping.

“Ensuring that our boroughs have adequate funding to meet their modern infrastructure needs is of great importance,” Senator Browne said. “The challenges our municipalities face in providing a safe and comprehensive transportation system are well known and I am pleased that local governments, like Alburtis and Macungie, are up to the task and providing real and innovative solutions.”

“I want to first congratulate the two boroughs on being selected to receive this funding,” Representative Mackenzie said. “This is a competitive grant process and they both skillfully demonstrated the need and benefits of these upgrades to their communities and local businesses. I look forward to seeing the finished projects.”

The CFA was established as an independent agency of the Commonwealth to administer Pennsylvania’s economic stimulus packages. The CFA holds fiduciary responsibility over the funding of programs and investments in Pennsylvania’s economic growth.

The CFA awards the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development’s Multimodal Transportation Fund grants, which aim to encourage economic development and ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to the residents of the Commonwealth.

Contact:           Matt Szuchyt      (Sen. Browne)      610-821-8468, mszuchyt@pasen.gov

                        Tricia Lehman  (Rep. Mackenzie) 717.772.9840, tlehman@pahousegop.com