Bucktail Bridge to receive state funding

RENOVO — The Bucktail Avenue Bridge in Chapman Township is getting a needed renovation, thanks to $380,000 in state grant funding supported by state Rep. Mike Hanna, D-Lock Haven, and released from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Multimodal Transportation Fund program.

Hanna said this funding is part of 45 highway, bridge, bike and pedestrian, and ports and waterways projects that will benefit communities in 22 counties throughout the commonwealth.

“The township will use the funds to replace the concrete deck and rehabilitate the sidewalk and approaches,” Hanna said. “This bridge is the only safe access point residents have to Western Clinton County schools so this funding will help our community thrive and prosper for years to come.”

Multimodal Transportation Funds require a local match of at least 30 percent of the amount awarded.

Hanna said he was happy to work with PennDOT to see hard-earned taxpayer funding be reinvested back into the community.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Multimodal Transportation Fund, which investments money from Act 89 of 2013, the commonwealth’s transportation plan, provides grants to encourage economic development and ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to Pennsylvania residents. Funds can be used for the development, rehabilitation and enhancement of transportation assets to existing communities, streetscape, lighting, sidewalk enhancement, pedestrian safety, connectivity of transportation assets and transit-oriented development.

PennDOT will open the next round of Multimodal Transportation Fund applications on Feb. 26, with applications due on March 30.

For more information about the program, including the application form, visit www.penndot.gov and click on Multimodal Transportation under the “Projects & Programs” button.