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NANTICOKE, July 1, 2016 – State Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) today announced that six Luzerne County projects in the 14th

Senatorial District will receive more than $3.9 million 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.

“As a longtime advocate for responsible infrastructure investments and a backer of Act 89 of 2013, which created the Multimodal Transportation Fund, I am pleased to announce this approval of state funding. These projects will improve our local transportation network, business districts, and neighborhoods,” said Senator Yudichak.

Area state representatives Mike Carroll, Gerald Mullery, Ed Pashinski, Aaron Kaufer and Tarah Toohil worked closely with Senator Yudichak to secure the funds.

The Luzerne County projects approved for funding are:

Hazle Township will receive $1,000,000 for the extension of Hazle Township Boulevard.

The project will extend the boulevard and complete the construction of a link from State Route 309 to State Route 93.

City of Pittston Streetscape project will receive $560,000 for the continuation of a project on South Main Street. Proposed improvements include ADA compliant sidewalks, improved crosswalks and lighting to improve pedestrian and traffic safety.

Plains Township Main Streetscape project will receive $323,600 to improve the area along Main Street.The project will include installation of new sidewalks, curbing, handicap ramps, and period style lighting from West Carey Street to Henry Street.

Hanover Township will receive $550,000 for a road resurfacing project for several streets in the township. The work will also rehabilitate storm water drainage and ADA accessible curb ramps.

City of Nanticoke will receive $673,000 for a streetscape project that will improve traffic flow and traffic safety in the downtown corridor along East Main Street.

West Pittston Borough will receive $150,658 to help fund a cooperative road improvement project with Exeter and Wyoming Boroughs.

Wilkes University will receive $650,000 to help fund pedestrian safety improvements near the Henry Student Center at the corner of River and South Streets.