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Four local projects to receive state funding

HARRISBURG — The Commonwealth Financing Authority approved funding today for several local transportation and community improvement projects, according press releases from the offices of state Sen. Jake Corman and state Reps. John Hershey and Kerry Benninghoff.

The projects announced include:

Mifflin County

¯$130,725 for an expansion project at Mifflin County Academy of Science and Technology, including reconfiguring and widening an access road at the Lewistown campus.

¯$100,000 for Brown Township Reedsville Main Street Streetscape Additional Lighting Project. Grant funding will be used to supplement existing funding already in place to pay for additional decorative light standards and related components to improve Main Street.

“I am pleased to bring your tax dollars back to our local community where they can be used to offset the cost of key projects that improve the lives of residents,” Benninghoff said. “I will continue to advocate for important projects in our district, especially those that enhance safety and keep Centre and Mifflin counties great places to live, work and raise a family.”

Juniata County

¯$250,000 for roadway improvements in Port Royal Borough along Milford Street between Eighth Street and State Route 333.

¯$266,678 for paving projects in Thompsontown Borough, including the resurfacing and/or reconstruction of School, Shearer, Evergreen, McGeary, Pin Oak and Delaware streets.

“These projects meet numerous needs throughout the region and will improve the quality of life for local residents,” Corman said. “I look forward to seeing the positive impact these grants will have in our communities.”

“I’m thankful that Senator Corman and I could advocate for these important projects in the area. Tackling the infrastructure work and expansion of The Academy will be endeavors that serve this and future generations well,” Hershey said.

The projects were funded through CFA’s Multimodal Transportation Fund Program, which finances priority projects in any mode of transportation throughout the state.

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