Gordner, Culver Announce Grant to the City of Sunbury

(HARRISBURG) – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has awarded a grant to the City of Sunbury via the federal Transportation Alternatives Program, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27) and Representative Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-108).  The $640,000 grant will go toward Phase 2 of the rehabilitation of Chestnut Street (Truck Route 61).

“Through this grant, pedestrian safety will increase dramatically and this multi-phased downtown beautification project will continue to move forward,” said Senator Gordner.

The funds are directed to the replacement of sidewalks and curbs and the addition of ADA compliant curb ramps.

“I am excited that this substantial, long-term project continues to receive support from PennDOT,” said Representative Culver.  “The long-term benefits are substantial for the residents of Sunbury.”

The Transportation Alternatives Program funnels federal transportation dollars through each state for projects that formerly fell under the Transportation Enhancements, Safe Routes to School, Scenic Byways and Recreational Trails programs.  PennDOT evaluates each project, based on a range of criteria, including safety benefits, reasonableness of cost and regional significance.

CONTACT:  Mike Stephens (Senator Gordner) 717-787-8928
Angie Lambousis (Representative Culver) 570-286-5885