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District Offices
21 N. Main Street, Unit 9
Coopersburg, PA 18036

Phone: (610) 282-0160
Fax: (610) 282-3955

191 Main St., Suite 104
Emmaus, PA 18049
Phone: (610) 965-5830
Fax: (610) 282-3955

56 W. Fourth St., 2nd Floor
Red Hill Borough Building
Red Hill, PA 18076
Phone: (215) 679-3152
Fax: (215) 679-3155
 
Capitol Office
5 East Wing
PO Box 202131
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2131
Phone: (717) 783-1673
Fax: (717) 705-7012
Coopersburg Gets State Grant
10/5/2018
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Coopersburg Awarded State Grant for Main Street Improvements

This week, I announced that the Borough of Coopersburg, Lehigh County, was awarded state funding in the amount of $622,287 to be used for further improvements to Main Street (State Route 2045). Specifically, the funding will go toward the completion of streetscape, traffic, bicycling and pedestrian upgrades, including ADA-compliant pedestrian crosswalks at three key intersections; and 0.16 miles of curb, sidewalk, pedestrian lighting, signs and pavement markings.

I was pleased to play a role in securing this grant for a project I support 100 percent. Once completed, it will make Main Street safer for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians alike, and help to enhance the community’s quality of life.

A total of 42 projects in communities statewide were awarded $49 million in funding through PennDOT’s Multimodal Transportation Program. 
 
 
 
 
Feds Extend REAL ID Grace Period

Pennsylvania has been granted an extended grace period to comply with REAL ID requirements set by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The grace period was set to expire Oct. 10, 2018, but has now been extended until Aug. 1, 2019. A final federal deadline for all states to comply is Oct. 1, 2020.

This grace period extension means that Pennsylvania residents will not face access issues when entering federal facilities or boarding commercial aircraft through at least Aug. 1, 2019.

REAL ID is voluntary for Pennsylvania residents, but encouraged for those who may need to access certain federal facilities, such as military bases, or fly commercial flights within the United States. Residents also have the option to use other, non-REAL ID forms of enhanced identification. Click here for that list.

Residents wishing to obtain REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and photo ID cards can obtain them, beginning in March 2019. In the meantime, customers are encouraged to pre-verify for REAL ID by gathering the required documentation as soon as possible, giving them ample time to prepare.

One of the required documents is a certified copy of a birth certificate, which can take up to several months to process, depending on one’s circumstances. My offices can help residents with birth certificate applications. Call or stop by for more information.

More information about REAL ID is available here
 
 
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

To honor those who have fought breast cancer or are fighting it now, the Capitol fountain has been turned pink in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The pink fountain is also a reminder to all women of the importance of mammograms and early detection.

This week, the House also passed a resolution recognizing October 2018 as “National Breast Cancer Awareness Month” and Oct. 19, 2018, as “National Mammography Day” in Pennsylvania.

The American Cancer Society estimates that 268,670 women and men in the United States will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer this year, and that’s why it is important to continue to educate the public about breast cancer and stress the importance of routine self-breast exams, regularly scheduled doctor visits and yearly mammograms as recommended. 

  
 
Fall in Love with PA’s Autumn Colors

Fall leaves are just about to turn across several areas in Pennsylvania, helping to boost tourism activities in many regions. If you’re interested in checking out autumn’s splendor, the weekly fall foliage report is available here
 
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Office Locations
21 N. Main Street, Unit 9, Coopersburg, PA 18036 | Phone: (610) 282-0160
191 Main St., Suite 104, Emmaus, PA 18049 I Phone: (610) 965-5830
 56 W. Fourth St., Second Floor, Red Hill, PA 18076 I Phone: (215) 679-3152
5 East Wing, PO Box 202131, Harrisburg, PA 17120-2131 | (717) 783-1673
Email: jsimmons@pahousegop.com
TTY: 855-282-0614 
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