Mullery: $1 million awarded for critical infrastructure improvements

WEST HAZLETON, April 16 – One million dollars in state funding today was awarded to West Hazleton for critical safety and traffic flow improvements along a busy stretch of road, announced state Rep. Gerald Mullery.

“Safe and reliable transportation is critical for our day-to-day lives and to keep our local and state economies thriving,” said Mullery, D-Luzerne. “I will always support funding to keep our roads safe for residents, drivers, and visitors.”

Mullery said the funds will be used to reconstruct 1,970 linear feet on Rotary Drive in the Valmont Industrial Park. The construction will address safety and traffic flow concerns while maintaining access for existing industries’ current employees and customers.

The approved project was one of 43 announced statewide Friday through PennDOT’s Multimodal Transportation Fund, which addresses improvements in highway, bridge, rail, pedestrian trails and bike trails.  

PennDOT evaluated the applications and made selections based on criteria such as safety benefits, regional economic conditions, the technical and financial feasibility, job creation, energy efficiency and operational sustainability.