Mar. 26, 2024

HARRISBURG – Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset) and Sen. Pat Stefano (R-Bedford/Fayette/Somerset/Westmoreland) announced the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) approved nearly $1.1 million in grants for three Somerset County projects.

“Safe, effective transportation is crucial to everyday life,” said Metzgar. “This funding will address current issues and improve the lives of Pennsylvanians.”

“Sidewalk and bridge repairs are important projects that keep our communities in good working order as we all want them to be so we can enjoy the areas in which we live and work,” Stefano said. “I’m pleased Rep. Metzgar and I were able to work together to secure these grants to offset the costs associated with the work that needs to be completed.”

The following projects were awarded grants:
• Somerset County: $244,801 to repair the Lower Humbert Covered Bridge in Lower Turkeyfoot Township.
• Borough of Boswell: $491,401 to build sidewalks and crosswalks along Ohio Street.
• Redevelopment Authority of Somerset County: $300,000 for the final phase of sidewalk restoration along Main Street in Somerset Borough.

“We would like to thank Rep. Metzgar for securing this money for the restoration and maintenance project of one of our historic bridges,” stated Somerset County Commissioner Irv Kimmel.

“Thank you very much for securing these funds and relieving the financial burden for the county,” said Somerset County Commissioner Brian Fochtman.

The funding comes from the Multimodal Transportation Fund under the Commonwealth Financing Authority, which manages the state’s economic stimulus programs. The fund provides grants to encourage economic development and ensure a safe and reliable system of transportation is available in the Commonwealth.

Representative Carl Walker?Metzgar
Pennsylvania House of Representatives?

Media Contact:??Nate Temple