Eight county projects get over $3.3M in state funding
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.