Harrisburg – The Blair County Road 101 corridor improvement project received $2 million in grant money from Pennsylvania’s Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF), Sen. Judy Ward (R-30) and Rep. Jim Gregory (R-80) said today.
“I am very pleased to work together with Senator Ward on this important section of Claysburg,” said Gregory. “This funding is timely and appreciated by the people of Southern Blair County.”
The project scope rehabs the corridor for vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian use from Railroad Street north to Hickory Street in Claysburg. Improvements include correcting drainage issues; replacing existing curb and sidewalk with ADA ramps; relocating overhead utilities; milling, overlay, and base repair; and line painting.
“Blair County has diligently pursued funding for County Road 101 for years, so the announcement of this funding is great news,” said Ward. “Numerous much-needed improvements to this road will improve conditions for motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians, providing safe access to local destinations in the community.”
The MTF offers funding to improve safety for bicyclists and pedestrians, as well as investments in ports, rail freight and aviation projects. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation selected 56 plans totaling $47.8 million during this latest application round.
Nathan Akers (Ward)
Jenn Fitch (Gregory)