Seven Springs Borough Awarded State Grant to Improve Transportation Network

The Borough of Seven Springs in Somerset County has been awarded a $1,311,767 Multimodal Transportation Fund grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) to improve its local infrastructure, according to Senator Pat Stefano (R-32), who serves on the Senate Transportation Committee.

Stefano said the borough will use the grant to support a transportation plan that will improve Waterwheel Drive and add a new secondary road, Lodge Drive, to minimize traffic congestion and connect alternative modes of transportation.

“A good transportation system is crucial to improving economic development and ensuring public safety,” Stefano said.  “This grant will enable the borough to improve roadways and traffic flow so that it can handle increased volume safely and efficiently and attract new jobs and opportunities.”

PennDOT evaluated 251 applications and made selections based on safety benefits, regional economic conditions, the technical and financial feasibility, job creation, energy efficiency, and operational sustainability.

The Multimodal Transportation Fund was created by Act 89, enacted in November 2013, Pennsylvania’s far-reaching transportation funding plan. For the first time, transit, aviation, rail freight and pedestrian and bicycle modes obtained dedicated sources of funds, putting the modes on a firmer footing for future initiatives.

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