Wilkes-Barre, November 1, 2012 – Calling it “a regional catalyst for new jobs and community progress,” Senator John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/ Carbon/Monroe) helped formally dedicate the “new” Coal Street in Wilkes-Barre.
The $14 million project realigned and widened Coal Street, a major route to Downtown Wilkes-Barre, from a two lane to a five lane roadway with new lighting, sidewalks and parking for area residents and businesses.
“The regional leadership of federal and state officials along with local leadership advanced this invaluable infrastructure project when many had left it in the dust of drawing board,” said Yudichak. “The hard work and strong commitment of everyone working together made this project a reality.”
“The improvements forge a new gateway for motorists exiting Interstate 81 and allows easy access to businesses in Wilkes-Barre Township and Downtown Wilkes-Barre,” concluded Yudichak.