HARRISBURG – Rep. Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh/Montgomery/Northampton) announced today that two improvement projects in the 131st Legislative District will benefit from an additional $170,000 in state funding approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) in Harrisburg.
Projects receiving funding through the Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program include:
• The Borough of Coopersburg, which was awarded a $145,000 grant to renovate the Southeast corner of East State Street and Main Street—the town center and a key recreation space downtown. The project consists of a full rebuild of the site, including the installation of new landscaping, pavement and a flagpole. These improvements will make downtown Coopersburg a more natural gathering place for borough residents. The total project cost is $494,615.
• Lower Saucon Township, which was awarded a $25,000 grant for the installation of inclusive playground equipment at Polk Valley Park and Town Hall Park. As a further safety measure, ADA rubber mulch will also be installed. The total project cost is $31,905.
“Both of these municipalities have worked tirelessly for the completion of their recreation improvement projects and I am pleased the CFA saw fit to assist them in their efforts,” said Simmons. “This funding will go a long way in improving these sites and making the 131st District a safer and more enjoyable place to live and play.”
The Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program offers grants for planning, acquisition, development, rehabilitation and repair of greenways, recreational trails, open space, parks and beautification projects. It is supported by the Marcellus Legacy Fund established by Act 13 of 2012.
Representative Justin Simmons
131st Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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