Simmons Announces State Grant for Intersection Improvement Project in Lehigh County
12/6/2016
  
HARRISBURG – Rep. Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh/Montgomery/Northampton) today announced the awarding of a $990,000 state grant for an intersection upgrade project in Lehigh County that should improve safety for motorists and pedestrians. Simmons played a key role in securing the funding.

Specifically, the grant will be used by Upper Saucon Township to make improvements to the intersection of PA Route 309 at Lanark and Camp Meeting roads. The township plans to widen Route 309 to construct a northbound left-turn lane; realign and widen Lanark Road to provide an exclusive eastbound left-turn lane and shoulder; and realign and widen Camp Meeting Road to include a westbound left-turn lane and shoulders.

“I wholeheartedly support the township’s efforts to construct a more efficient intersection,” said Simmons. “This is money well-spent on a project designed to enhance the safety of drivers and pedestrians alike.”

The project also includes the installation of new traffic signal heads, emergency vehicle detectors, pedestrian signals and pushbuttons for crosswalks. In addition, ADA ramps will be installed and existing stormwater facilities will be upgraded. The total project cost is $1.98 million.

The funding was approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, which was established as an independent agency that holds fiduciary responsibility over the funding of programs and investments in Pennsylvania’s economic growth.


Representative Justin Simmons
131st District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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