Rep. Kim announces $900K improvements for Greenbelt, Paxtang Parkway trails
Money will be used to replace degraded pavement
HARRISBURG, April 20 – In an effort to improve the recreational resources available in her district, State Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin, announced $900,000 in funding has been approved for the restoration of portions of the Capitol Area Greenbelt-Paxtang Parkway Trail System.
“Residents from Dauphin and Cumberland counties and surrounding areas regularly use the shared trails in our district for recreational opportunities,” Kim said. “We are blessed to have these recreational resources in our backyard, but the time has come to restore some of the severely degraded paved trail so that they can continue to be used and enjoyed for years to come.”
The project is expected to reduce the width and replace the pavement of approximately 2,300 feet of the trail, including culvert replacement where the trail crosses Parkway Creek. The project will also replace stormwater conveyances and utilities.
The project was one of 64 announced statewide Wednesday. The Biden administration awarded $54.1 million to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation through the Surface Transportation Block Grant program Set-Aside or Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside. Before the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, only $18 million would have been available to the state. Residents can find more information on these projects here: https://www.penndot.pa.gov/ProjectAndPrograms/Planning/Pages/Transportation%20Alternatives%20Set-Aside%20-%20Surface%20Trans.%20Block%20Grant%20Program.aspx.