Erie County Projects Receive State Grant Funding

HARRISBURG – The Commonwealth Financing Authority has awarded nearly $800,000 in grants to two Erie County projects, according to Sen. Dan Laughlin (R-49).

Fairview Township received a $675,000 grant through the Multimodal Transportation Fund to make streetscape improvements along State Highway 20, from Franklin Road to the highway’s intersection with Avonia Road.

The work planned for the roadway includes resurfacing, replacement of catch basins, under drains, ADA complaint ramps, sidewalks, curbs, directional signage and installation of street lighting.

“It was my pleasure to work with the Commonwealth Financing Authority and Senate Leadership to secure this much needed funding for Fairview Township. These enhancements will not only improve the aesthetics of the area, but also make it more accessible for those with disabilities,” Sen. Laughlin said.

A $100,000 grant was awarded to Millcreek Township through the Watershed Restoration and Protection Program to assist with the restoration and stabilization of the banks of the Wilkins Run Stream, which flows into Lake Erie.

“Water runoff has caused continuous streambank erosion during high stream water flow, which has caused embankment failure putting sediment and other pollutants into the Wilkins Run Stream,” said Sen. Laughlin. “This project will help to reduce the erosion and improve water quality.”

The CFA was established as an independent agency of the Commonwealth to administer Pennsylvania’s economic stimulus packages. The CFA holds fiduciary responsibility over the funding of programs and investments in Pennsylvania’s economic growth.

CONTACT: Matt Azeles


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