McNeill: $1M grant to aid Fountain Hill Borough with road improvements

HARRISBURG, Nov. 12 - A $1 million state grant will fund safety improvements to a heavily traveled section of Broadway (SR 2002) in Fountain Hill Borough, state Rep. Jeanne McNeill announced today.

McNeill said the grant will be used to replace curbs and sidewalks along a 1-mile section of the road, between the Salisbury Township line to the west and the City of Bethlehem to the east.

“I’m thrilled about this funding,” McNeill said. “These dollars will ensure that residents using that busy stretch of road will be safer on new sidewalks and crosswalks.”

The details of the project for which the grant was awarded is as follows:

  • Replace missing and deteriorated curbs and sidewalks.
  • Re-establish nearly non-existent curb reveals.
  • Install ADA-compliant upgrades to driveway aprons within the pedestrian route.
  • Replace a deteriorating culvert on Broadway near the intersection of Dodson Street.
  • Perform miscellaneous storm sewer repairs and restoration.

The total project cost is $1.64 million.

McNeill said the funding was awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority under the state’s Multimodal Transportation Fund, which encourages economic development and ensures that safe and reliable transportation is more widely available to Pennsylvanians.

More information about the CFA is available at the agency’s website.