Pennsylvania Senator David Argall reported that in March, the Commonwealth Financing Authority met to approve two grants in the 29th District.
The first grant was a $1 million grant for the Borough of Sinking Spring which will be used for the construction of the eastern half of the Columbia Avenue Extension in the borough. The Sinking Spring Revitalization Program’s goal is to correct two intersections while creating favorable traffic patterns and parking for an improved downtown business district.
The second grant was $500,000 for Ashland Borough to add safety improvements along Centre Street in the borough’s central business district. The borough plans to use a portion of the money to install a traffic light with pedestrian controls at Centre and Ninth streets. The current light lacks pedestrian controls.
The borough will also replace three blocks of deteriorated sidewalk between Sixth and Ninth streets, along with 1,270 linear feet of curbing. In addition, 14 ramps will be brought up to Americans with Disabilities Act standards.
Both of these projects were subject to competition from communities all across the state. Argall commend the community leaders for seeking out support and receiving these substantial grants.