Rothman Announces $750,000 Grant to Help Local School, Students
– State Rep. Greg Rothman (R-Cumberland) today announced Cumberland Valley School District will receive a $750,000 state grant to help pay for roadwork necessary to open two new schools in Hampden Township.
“I am pleased the Commonwealth is able to deliver this investment to help our schools and the students they will serve,” Rothman said. “My colleagues and I worked hard to support this initiative and I’m glad those efforts will bear fruit.”
The grant, which was approved today by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, will cover part of the cost to improve vehicle and pedestrian safety along Lambs Gap Road and Bali Hai Road. The road project will coincide with the construction of a new elementary school and a new middle school along 120 acres of land at the intersection of the two roads.
The grant will help to relocate a segment of Bali Hai Road north of its existing alignment, and convert the intersection at Bali Hai and Lambs Gap roads into a roundabout. The money also will help pay to construct a right-turn lane along the westbound approach of Creekview Road onto Lambs Gap Road and a left-turn lane along the southbound approach to Creekview Road from Lambs Gap Road.
Rothman thanked House Appropriations Committee Chairman Stan Saylor (R-York), state Rep. Stephen Bloom (R-Cumberland) and Sen.-elect Mike Regan (R-Cumberland/York) for their work supporting the project.
“We worked together along with the leaders in the House to make this project a priority,” Rothman said.
“This is an investment that will serve our students and our community for generations,” said Robert Walker, president of the Cumberland Valley School District. “The board and the administration are sincerely appreciative of those who share our vision and dedication to our children.”
The transportation construction improvements are scheduled to begin in June 2017. The new Winding Creek Elementary School is scheduled to open in August 2018 and the new Mountain View Middle School is scheduled to open in August 2019.
The Commonwealth Financing Authority was established in 2004 as an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) to administer Pennsylvania’s economic development initiatives.
Representative Greg Rothman
87th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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