JIM THORPE, July 1, 2016 – State Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) and State Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) today announced that two Carbon County projects will receive over $700,000 in state funding through the state’s Multimodal Transportation Fund Program.
The Multimodal Transportation Fund provides grants to encourage economic development and ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to the residents of the commonwealth.
“Passage of Act 89 created critical transportation dollars that fund not only large scale statewide job creation and economic development projects, but also important projects like the completion of Lime Street in Bowmanstown,” said Yudichak.
“These projects will enhance public safety by shortening EMS response times and provide our first responders the opportunity to obtain required hours of training without traveling hours to other parts of the state. Our infrastructure is in desperate need of an update and I’m pleased to see these projects are receiving funds to be completed,” said Heffley.
The larger of the two local projects is receiving $494,636 in funding for the completion and connection of Lime Street, located in Bowmanstown Borough. Lime Street would connect the lower portion of Bowmanstown with the Meadowcrest subdivision, which is located on the east end of the borough.
The subdivision contains approximately 100 homes with another 25 lots available for new home sites. The subdivision currently has just one access road. The completion of this project would most importantly offer a direct access road for emergency personnel to travel in case of an emergency and cut response time by 15-20 minutes to this area of the borough.