Snyder: $1.1M awarded to support street, park improvement projects

Grants will fund three projects in Greene, Fayette counties

HARRISBURG, Nov. 19 -- State Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, is announcing more than $1.1 million in grant funding has been awarded to municipalities in Greene and Fayette counties to support transportation and recreation projects.

The funding is coming from two different grant programs administered by the Commonwealth Financing Authority. The Multimodal Transportation Fund Program and Greenways, Trails, and Recreation Program makes funding available to municipalities and community groups across Pennsylvania, which can be used for projects to develop, upgrade or rehabilitate transportation assets like roads and bridges, and recreational projects like parks, greenways and trails.

The following municipalities in Greene and Fayette counties have been awarded funding:

  • Franklin Township -- $160,344 to improve the playground at Crawford Park in Franklin Township. Improvements include the purchase and installation of playground equipment that will benefit handicapped individuals. Benches and trash bins will also be placed at the park.

  • Masontown Borough -- $500,000 to make streetscape improvements along Main Street in Masontown Borough. These improvements include new curbs, sidewalks, ADA ramps, crosswalks and signage. Street trees, benches and trash cans will also be installed.

  • Brownsville Borough -- $509,271 to repave Second Street and repair the Charles Street Bridge in Brownsville Borough. The project includes repaving a portion of Second Street between 18th and High streets, along with rehabilitating the sidewalk, pedestrian railing, concrete road surface and railings on the Charles Street Bridge.

“These projects are all about increasing access and safety on our streets and in our parks for residents, particularly residents who are handicapped, who should already have equal access to our parks and streets. But that’s what this funding will take care of, and I’m proud to represent these communities that are putting residents first,” Snyder said.

More information about the CFA and the funding programs can be found here.