Stefano and Dowling Announce $500,000 Grant to Resurface Sugarloaf Road

HARRISBURG – Sen. Pat Stefano (R-32) and Rep. Matt Dowling (R-51) announced that the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) awarded a $500,000 grant to Henry Clay Township through the CFA’s Multimodal Transportation Fund Program to resurface Sugarloaf Road.

Henry Clay Township will repave 2.8 miles of Sugarloaf Road between Mae West Road and the Stewart Township boundary line. The project will provide a safe road for residents and tourists to travel to and from Ohiopyle State Park.

“Given Ohiopyle’s beauty and incredible recreational opportunities, it’s no wonder that more than one million people visit each year. Because of the volume of visitors and the heavy camping equipment they often bring, Sugarloaf needs some attention,” Sen. Stefano said. “This grant will alleviate the cost that would otherwise be paid by local residents.”

“This grant is truly vital to protecting the safety of local residents and everyone who visits Ohiopyle State Park by way of Sugarloaf Road,” Dowling said. “There has already been a fatality and serious injuries caused by the condition of this roadway and we have been working hard to ensure that never happens again. With increased traffic to Ohiopyle, as well as Kentuck Knob and Falling Water, this project cannot be completed soon enough.”

The project was funded by the CFA, which is an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development that administers many of Pennsylvania’s economic development and community improvement programs. 

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