Gebhard Announces More Than $2.5 Million in Grants for 48th District

HARRISBURG – Five Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) grants have been awarded to the 48th District through the CFA’s Multimodal Transportation Fund Program and Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program totaling more than $2.5 million, according to Sen. Chris Gebhard (R-48).

“These grants bring hard-earned tax dollars back to the 48th District where they belong. The funding will be used for important projects to remove and replace old infrastructure and generally improve the quality of life in our area,” Sen. Gebhard said. “I look forward to seeing the benefit these improvements will have on our communities.”

The first grant, in the amount of $836,326, will be used to extend and connect Davies Drive in Springettsbury Township, York County, by removing a heavily deteriorated bridge that was used to cross a railroad.

The second grant, in the amount of $750,000, will be used to construct a roundabout on Canal Road in Freedom Square in Conewago Township, York County. Freedom Square is a planned mixed-use development that will offer diverse residential, commercial and retail uses.

The third grant, in the amount of $600,000, will be used to replace a bridge along Shirksville Road in Bethel Township, Lebanon County.

The fourth grant, in the amount of $218,000, will be used for improvements – including replacing the baseball field’s backstop and outfield fence, new dugouts, grooming and leveling the field and replacing the bleachers – at Terry Dolan Memorial Park in Newberry Township, York County.

The final grant, in the amount of $100,000, will be used for streetscape improvements along Cumberland Street in the City of Lebanon, Lebanon County.

All five projects were 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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