Ward, Gregory Announce $700,000 in State Funds for Roaring Spring North Main Street Improvements

(HARRISBURG) – A $700,000 state grant has been awarded to the Roaring Spring Borough, Blair County, for improvements on North Main Street, state Senator Judy Ward (R-30) and state Rep. Jim Gregory (R-80) announced today.

“This transportation improvement and streetscape project is important to the community of Roaring Spring for so many reasons, especially right now,” said Senator Ward. “Not only will this improve safety for vehicular traffic, pedestrians, and rail, it will make the entrance to the town more attractive to visitors and create a positive image for prospective employers. I worked to bring this funding home and am pleased that this investment is being made at this critical time.”

The funds will be used to remove and repair retaining walls along North Main Street in the borough. Under the project, the street will be realigned to improve traffic flow and pedestrian safety. “Streetscape” improvements also will be completed including curbs, sidewalks and street lighting. The total project cost is $718,400.

“Big things are in the works for Roaring Spring Borough infrastructure,” Rep. Gregory said. “This worthwhile project will help residents and visitors get around, and enjoy the recreation, small businesses and services offered in the borough.”

The grant was awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s (CFA) Multimodal Transportation Fund, which provides grants to ensure a safe and reliable transportation system. It is intended to provide financial assistance in order to improve transportation assets and enhance communities, pedestrian safety, and transit service.

CONTACT:       Cheryl Schriner (Ward)

Jennifer Fitch (Gregory)

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