Hill-Evans: Local projects awarded $1 million in state grants

YORK, March 16 –York County was awarded $1 million in grant funding from the Commonwealth Financing Authority for local infrastructure improvements, state Rep. Carol Hill-Evans announced today.

The funding will go toward two projects: to improving conditions of York railyard and replacing a bridge in Spring Garden Township.

“I'm thankful that York County received this significant funding to enhance our citizens’ safety. These are needed improvements for our communities,” Hill-Evans said. “Infrastructure renovations are sound investments that improve the quality of life for our residents, and free up local governments’ budgets to complete other efforts.

The grants awarded include:

  • York Railway Rail-Truck Transload Improvements: $500,000.
  • Rathton Road Bridge Replacement Project: $500,000.

The grants were made possible by the state's Multimodal Transportation Fund, which is overseen by the Department of Community and Economic Development. The fund provides grants to encourage economic development and ensure that residents have access to a safe and dependable transportation system.

Funds may be used for transit-oriented development, streetscape and sidewalk improvements, pedestrian safety, and the development, rehabilitation, and enhancement of transportation assets to existing communities.

For more information on the Multimodal Transportation Fund visit this website.