Eight county projects get over $3.3M in state fund­ing

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Eight trans­porta­tion and in­fra­struc­ture projects in Luzerne County will re­ceive more than $3.3 mil­lion in state fund­ing, ac­cord­ing to state Sen. John Yu­dichak, D-14, Ply­mouth Twp.

The Earth Con­ser­vancy will re­ceive $2 mil­lion from the state Mul­ti­modal Trans­porta­tion Fund for the con­struc­tion of ac­cess roads from the South Val­ley Park­way to two prop­er­ties of re­claimed Earth Con­ser­vancy land, Yu­dichak said in a news re­lease is­sued Tues­day.

The ac­cess roads will open up close to 400 acres of land for “ad­di­tional eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment,” the news re­lease states.

Also un­der the Mul­ti­modal Trans­porta­tion Fund pro­gram:

Wilkes Univer­sity will re­ceive $503,288 for pedes­trian safety and streetscape im­prove­ments along Northamp­ton Street in Edwardsville.

Wy­oming Bor­ough will re­ceive $167,995 for in­ter­sec­tion im­prove­ments at Eighth Street and Susque­hanna Av­enue.

The fol­low­ing projects will re­ceive fund­ing un­der the state Act 13 grant pro­gram, from nat­u­ral gas im­pact fees:

Wilkes-Barre will re­ceive $299,999 to re­place a sec­tion of the re­tain­ing wall along Solomon Creek. The city will also re­ceive $75,000 for im­prove­ments to Weiss­man Park.

West Pittston will re­ceive $25,000 for Phase II im­prove­ments at Bal­ti­more Av­enue Park.

Larksville will re­ceive $155,355 for im­prove­ments at Ro­manoskey Park.

Ha­zle Twp. will re­ceive $165,000 for im­prove­ments at Ha­zle Twp. Com­mu­nity Park.

State Reps. Aaron Kaufer, Ger­ald Mullery and Ed­die Day Pashin­ski helped to se­cure the fund­ing, Yu­dichak said.

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