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(HARRISBURG) – The Commonwealth Financing Authority has awarded grants to two municipalities in Northumberland County, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27) and Representative Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-108).  Through the strong support of both members, funds were made available through the Multimodal Transportation Fund program.

Point Township has been granted $875,000 for the reconstruction of Cannery Road and Sixteenth Street.  The funds will help to resurface and widen the roadways, making them safer for vehicular traffic, as well as bicyclists and pedestrians.   “This grant will go a long way toward improving access to a major local employer and improving safety for the students travelling to and from Priestly Elementary School,” said Senator Gordner.  Total cost for the project is $1,250,000.

In addition, Delaware Township will receive $500,000.  “This multimodal grant will assist Delaware Township in a complete reconstruction of Springtown Road, which will include widening and improving the quality of the roadway to make travel safer,” said State Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver. “Additionally, Springtown Road is surrounded by a large number of farming operations, and the improvements will better serve the agricultural community.”  Total cost of this project is $766,000.

The Commonwealth Financing Agency was established in 2004 as an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development to administer Pennsylvania’s economic stimulus programs.

CONTACT:  Mike Stephens (Senator Gordner) 717-787-8928

Angie Lambousis (Representative Culver) 570-286-5885