Harris announces $1.85 million in state grants for Philadelphia infrastructure projects

HARRISBURG, March 26 – House Appropriations Committee Chairman Jordan Harris, D-Phila., today announced that two transportation infrastructure projects in his legislative district were awarded state grants totaling $1.85 million.

According to Harris, the Philadelphia Department of Streets was awarded $1.6 million to improve the street alignment of the intersections of Grays Ferry Avenue, Bainbridge Street and South 23rd and 24th streets.

The Schuylkill River Development Corporation also was awarded $250,000 to rehabilitate two sections of bulkhead along the Schuylkill Banks trail located in the city.

“As chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, it is my duty to oversee the state funding earmarked in the state budget for grants programs like the Multimodal Transportation Fund,” Harris said. “As state representative for the district, it is my honor to help bring back these state dollars to projects in our community that will improve Philadelphia’s transportation infrastructure and the well-being of our communities.”

Harris said the grants, which come from the Department of Community and Economic Development’s Multimodal Transportation Fund, are awarded to encourage economic development and ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to residents of the commonwealth. Funds may be used for the development, rehabilitation and enhancement of transportation assets in the state.