Route 309 to receive improvements thanks to $800,000 state grant

WILKES-BARRE, Oct. 14 – The Greater Wilkes-Barre Industrial Fund has been awarded an $800,000 grant for the Route 309 Safety Improvement Project, according to state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne. 

“This project will improve traffic patterns and increase safety. Congratulations to the Greater Wilkes-Barre Industrial Fund for its good work," Pashinski said.

Pashinski noted the Route 309 Safety Improvement Project will include road construction and alignment of the Blackman Street Plaza and the intersection of Johnson Street and Route 309, traffic signal installation, and paving, grading and curbing.

The Multimodal Transportation Fund was created by Act 89, enacted in November 2013, Pennsylvania’s far-reaching transportation funding plan. For the first time, transit, aviation, rail freight and pedestrian and bicycle modes obtained dedicated sources of funds, putting the modes on a firmer footing for future initiatives.