Gordner, Culver Announce State Grant to Sunbury

(HARRISBURG) – The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) has awarded a grant to the City of Sunbury, Northumberland County, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27) and Representative Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-108).  The funds will be provided via the Multimodal Transportation Fund, with the strong support of both members.

The City of Sunbury has been granted $1,050,000 through the Multimodal Transportation Fund for repaving and streetscape improvements along Susquehanna Avenue.  The project includes the removal and replacement of deteriorated sidewalks and reconstruction of the road down to the stone base.  Extensive truck traffic has degraded the roadway, making passage through the area more difficult for all local motorists.

“The City of Sunbury has been working diligently over the last few years to identify and resolve its infrastructure concerns, and I am excited to be able to assist them with these necessary improvements,” said Representative Culver. “Anyone who has traveled on foot or in a vehicle on Susquehanna Avenue is aware of the challenges caused by the condition of the road, as well as the problems posed by heavy rainfall. Grants like this are competitive in nature, so I commend city leadership for being proactive in dealing with a much-needed upgrade that will improve emergency response times, make travel safer and address storm water sewer separation.”  

“I want to congratulate the Mayor and City Council for their successful application to the CFA,” said Senator Gordner.  “The significant state investment in this project will help to alleviate some transportation issues in this section of the city.”

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 mstephens@pasen.gov