Blair County awarded $750,000 for Transportation Project

(HARRISBURG) – The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) approved a $750,000 grant for a transportation improvement project in Blair County, Sen. Judy Ward and Rep. Jim Gregory announced today.

This funding, provided through the CFA’s Multimodal Transportation Fund, will support long-awaited improvements to County Road 101 (Bedford Street) located in Greenfield Township.

“Making these road improvements is very important to the Claysburg community because this route is heavily used by motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians,” said Ward. “This project will improve safety and offer better pedestrian access to local destinations.”

The project will include road and sidewalk improvements, road drainage system replacement; overhead utilities relocation; curb, sidewalk and ADA-compliant ramp replacement; landscaping; road paving; line painting and signage.

“The residents of Claysburg and southern Blair County have seen this project as a long-overdue upgrade,” said Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair). “I applaud Sen. Ward for her leadership on this project.”

“On behalf of the citizens of Greenfield Township and Blair County we are extremely grateful for the funding for these much-needed improvements to County Road 101,” said Blair County Commission Chairman Bruce Erb. “The County anticipates providing additional funding to expand the scope of this project.”

The CFA, an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development, oversees state investment in projects that support and enhance Pennsylvania’s economic growth.

CONTACT: Nathan Akers, 717-787-5490