Hazle Township road project gets $558,435 state grant

HARRISBURG, Feb. 8 – State Rep. Gerald Mullery said Hazle Township today was approved for a $558,435 grant from PennDOT to improve Old Airport Road.

The money will be used toward a $798,435 project that will allow for full width milling and overlay of the road, constructing a new bike lane, and drainage improvements near Hazleton Regional Airport. The new bike lane is a continuation of the existing bike lane, which begins at nearby Hazle Township Community Park.

“Grants like this one help local governments to complete important projects that otherwise might need to be put off or would result in increased taxes,” said Mullery, D-Luzerne. “Extending the bike lane also will lead to better outdoor opportunities for Hazle Township residents.”

The state Transportation Department's Multimodal Transportation Fund provides grants to ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to residents of the commonwealth. It was created by Act 89 of 2013, Pennsylvania’s broad transportation funding plan.