HARRISBURG – Street improvements for two Indiana County communities will receive $145,729 in funding through Pennsylvania’s Multimodal Transportation Fund, according to Sen. Joe Pittman (R-41) and Rep. Brian Smith (R-66).
“These are very important and long overdue improvements to streets in the communities of Starford and Commodore,” said Pittman. “These investments are a continuation of our efforts to improve the road network throughout northern Indiana County, and while there is a lot more work to do, this is a very important step in the right direction and I am confident there will be more to come in the future.”
“State funding for projects that improve motorist and pedestrian safety have important, far-reaching impacts for the citizens we serve,” Smith said. “This funding enables these critical infrastructure projects to be completed more rapidly and cost-effectively for local taxpayers.”
The funding will be used to reconstruct or rehabilitate several roads in the villages of Starford and Commodore, which are in Green Township, Indiana County. The roads to be improved include Lighthouse Road; Railroad, City, Teak, Short, Teddy, Parker, and Rhododendron streets in Starford; and Olive and Redbud streets in Commodore.
The Multimodal Transportation Fund provides grants to encourage economic development and ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to the residents of the commonwealth. Funds may be used for the development, rehabilitation and enhancement of transportation assets to existing communities, streetscape, lighting, sidewalk enhancement, pedestrian safety, connectivity of transportation assets and transit-oriented development.
Jeremy Dias (Sen. Pittman)
Ty McCauslin (Rep. Smith)