HARRISBURG –Rep. Greg Rothman (R-Cumberland) today announced that the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) has awarded a $400,000 grant to Silver Spring Township through the Multimodal Transportation Fund Program to improve the intersections at Silver Spring Road and Woods Drive, located in Silver Spring Township, Cumberland County. The grant will also assist with stormwater improvements.
“I am pleased to see the township’s requests were approved, as it faces significant traffic safety concerns at the intersection of Silver Spring Road and Woods Drive,” said Rothman. “As Silver Spring Township continues to develop and traffic congestion increases, intersection improvements, such as new traffic signals and road-widening projects are going to be vital.”
Silver Spring Township is planning to install a traffic signal with pedestrian actuated signals. It is also widening Silver Spring Road to provide turning lanes onto Woods Drive. Stormwater improvements, including the installation of new inlets, cross pipes, the replacement of the existing box culvert and the regrading of the existing swales are also planned.
The total project cost is $2,105,898.
Hampden Terminal II, LLC was awarded a $600,000 grant from the CFA for improvements to the intersection of St. Johns Church Road and Carlisle Pike in Hampden Township, Cumberland County.
Hampden Terminal II, LLC plans to redevelop approximately 15 acres along Carlisle Pike into a mix of one- and two-bedroom apartments, retail and commercial uses. To support the revitalized corridor, improvements to the intersection of St. Johns Church Road and Carlisle Pike are required to increase capacity, reduce traffic congestion and provide a more walkable and pedestrian-friendly community.
Funds will be used for demolition, excavation/grading, legal costs, construction a two-way center left turn lane along St. Johns Church Road, a right turn lane at the intersection, and a dedicated right turn lane to the east at an existing private driveway on Carlisle Pike.
The planned pedestrian enhancements include new sidewalks along St. Johns Church Road from the intersection to approximately 950 feet south and ADA ramps at each driveway and at the intersection of Carlisle Pike and St. Johns Church Road.
The total project cost is $1,693,661.
Representative Greg Rothman
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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