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Ross Township Gets $2.2M for New Sidewalks

The Multimodal Transportation Fund grant will improve safety for pedestrians and provide better access for first responders.

Soon, strolling down Siebert Road in Ross Township will be a lot safer.

The township has been awarded a $2.2 million grant from Pennsylvania's Multimodal Transportation Fund to install new sidewalks on Siebert between McKnight and Woodland Roads, and create additional turning lane on southbound McKnight Road. The changes are intended to alleviate traffic and improve safety at the intersection, and provide better access for firefighters and first responders.

The announcement this morning came from the offices of S tate Senator Lindsey Williams, and Representatives Adam Ravenstahl and Sara Innamorato.

The grant to Ross Township is one of 50 projects throughout the state selected to receive a combined $44.5M in transportation improvement funding. Penn Hill was awarded $3M for various road improvement projects.

The Multimodal Transportation Fund is program of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. Grants from $100,000 to $3M are made to support the "development, rehabilitation, and enhancement" of existing transportation infrastructure such as sidewalks, streetscapes, lighting, and safety projects, according to the DCED website.

Local governments, businesses, public transportation agencies, and economic development organizations are eligible to make grant applications. Applications are received between March 1 and July 31 each year.

To learn more about how you can bring this resource to your community, visit the DCED website for information and application details.

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