Mullery announces nearly $200,000 for local infrastructure improvement project

SUGAR NOTCH, April 21 – State funding totaling $199,294 has been awarded to Sugar Notch Borough for critical safety and traffic flow improvements along a busy stretch of road, state Rep. Gerald Mullery announced today.

“This funding will provide critical repairs and upgrades to Woodland Road which will vastly improve safety for pedestrians and motorists,” said Mullery, D-Luzerne. “I have and will continue to always support funding to keep our roads safe for residents, drivers, emergency responders and visitors.”

Mullery said the grant will be used for surface improvements to replace and upgrade deteriorated roadway on Woodland Road between Brook and Chestnut Streets.

The approved project was one of 56 announced 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.

More information on the grant program is available here. Media coverage can be found here.